KATHMANDU: Prime Minster Dr Baburam Bhattarai clarified on Monday that he is ready to leave the helm as soon as the political stakeholders would forge consensus over holding fresh polls to elect the new Constituent Assembly (CA).
Oppositions have set PM’s resignation as the precondition to forge consensus on unresolved issues and look for alternatives: whether to hold polls or to resuscitate CA.
During his meeting with envoys of twenty-seven countries to Nepal at his official residence in Baluwatar today, Dr Bhattarai listened to the concerns of their countries over Nepal's current political impasse and assured them that he is trying to forge consensus among the parties to relieve the country out of the existing political crisis in the wake of the dissolution of the CA.
On the occasion, PM Bhattarai urged the representatives to send a message to their countries that Nepal will always tread democratic and constitutional path.
While saying that Maoists have left no stone unturned to forge consensus with oppositions, he recounted that only few legal hurdles are left to be settled through consensus.
The opposition parties--the NC and the CPN-UML -- had already briefed the diplomatic community wherein they held Maoists as responsible for the dissolution of CA and claimed that fresh polls is not possible.