KATHMANDU: Senior Leader of the CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has requested President Dr Ram Baran Yadav to make the first move for the formation of a new consensus government.
“The national consensus government is inevitable to bail the country out of the current imbroglio,” said the former premier Nepal emerging from the president’s office at Sheetal Niwas in Maharajgunj on Wednesday.
“To president, I expressed the need of new consensus government to relieve country out of the existing political and constitutional hurdles.”
Urging Prime Minster Dr Baburam Bhattarai to step down to pave the way for a national consensus government, Nepal reiterated before the head of the state that the relevancy of the incumbent Maoist-led government has ended with the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly.
Nepal’s visit to Sheetal Niwas came a day after twenty-six opposition parties led by the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML decided to urge President Ram Baran Yadav not to approve the new fiscal budget through ordinance as sought by the Bhattarai administration.
To the president who is seen as the patron and protector of the constitution as envisaged in the Interim Constitution, Nepal said oppositions have united to demand the premier’s resignation and pave the way for the national consensus government.