KATHMANDU: The ruling alliance of UCPN-Maoist and Madhes-based parties on Monday concluded that the demands for a national unity government intended to overshadow the constitution-drafting process.
Holding a meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar a day after the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML raised the issue of formation of consensus government, the parties decided to face all sorts of challenges, including the no-confidence motion, to save the incumbent government and promulgate the new constitution by May 27.
According to them, the change of government at present would affect the constitution-drafting and thus the idea was nonsensical.
After the meeting, Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party leader Hridayesh Tripathi told the media that the ruling parties have decided to face up to the apparent conspiracy against the promulgation of new constitution on the set date.
Maoist leader Post Bahadur Bogati said that the parties concluded that a new government formed by putting the constitution-drafting process at risk cannot succeed in concluding it.
He added that a national government was called for but the constitution was more important at present.