HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A day after UNMIN Chief Karin Landgren briefed the UN Security Council on the possibility of the President ‘stepping in’, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav clarified that he is against president’s rule. Dr Yadav said this during separate meetings with Constituent Assembly Chairman Subas Chandra Nembang and UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
“The President expressed concern about the talk of a possible presidential rule,” CA Chairman Nembang told this daily. Dr Yadav expressed concern that the government had done nothing to counter the bad publicity. He made it clear that the Constituent Assembly should promulgate the constitution and the peace process should follow its logical course, Nembang said. After the meeting, Dahal said he was convinced that Dr Yadav is not in favour of president’s rule.
Commenting on Landgren’s hint that a people’s revolt is possible, Dahal said his party does not want to launch a people’s revolt outright. “I have tried to convince the President that our party is for launching a revolt only if conspiracies are hatched against the change,” Dahal added.
“During consultations, I have told political leaders that the prime ministerial run-off must end on January 12,” Nembang told the President. “I have cautioned the political leadership that peace and constitution-making processes must be completed as soon as possible,” he informed.