HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: CPN-UML acting Chairperson Bamdev Gautam today said that it was quite but natural for President Ram Baran Yadav to reject the two ordinances related to the Constituent Assembly elections forwarded by the government.
Gautam said the government unilaterally forwarded them to the Head Of State to bring them into force, ignoring the ground reality that political consensus was indispensable to end the political deadlock.
Issuing a press statement here, Gautam said that it was a violation of the supremacy of the Interim Constitution and rule of
law to forward the ordinances – ordinance to amend some Nepal acts and ordinance for the election of the Constituent Assembly – for their promulgation even as the Election Commission had already expressed its inability to conduct the CA election without making amendments to the Interim Constitution, 2063 BS.
“The government and its allied partners are scrambling after the President rejected the two Cabinet-endorsed ordinances, which were intended to prolong the autocratic rule of the caretaker government,” Gautam said in the statement, which was issued in the absence of party Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, who is currently in a trip to the Gulf countries.
Gautam has also flayed the UCPN-Maoist led government for taking such undemocratic and autocratic moves, instead of taking the initiative to form a national consensus government to bail the country
out of political and constitutional deadlock.
The statement has also appealed to all concerned political parties not to resort to mud-slinging against the first elected President of the country and the institution per se on the ground of partisan interest.