HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai today made it clear to President Ram Baran Yadav that he would never be a stumbling block to consensus politics.
“The prime minister assured the President that he would not be a hurdle to consensus,” Rajendra Dahal, press adviser to the President told The Himalayan Times after today’s meeting.
Prime Minister Bhattarai had called on President Dr Yadav today to brief him on Rio+20, and the Head of State had enquired about current political stalemate and uncertainty over budget presentation in the absence of consensus.
Dahal added that the President advised the prime minister to seek consensus among parties to bail the country out of political crisis.
Bhattarai’s political adviser Devendra Paudel said the prime minister tried to clear the air as some ‘political parties were portraying him as an obstacle to consensus politics’.
“He told the President that he would not stand against consensus but made it clear that his resignation at this point of time would invite further chaos as there was no constitutional and legal way to replace him,” said Paudel.