KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran has said that nation is veering towards political and constitutional crisis due to lack of consensus among political stakeholders at this transitional period.
Though parties have pledged to reach to an understanding over all the contentious issues, they have not commenced seriously, told the head of the state, to Nepali Congress (NC) district presidents who had reached to President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today to discuss various contentious issues afflicting the political spectrum of the country.
It has been learnt that president met them collectively, to hear that he should play the role of the guardian of the nation.
Even three months have lapsed since the dissolution of Constituent Assembly (CA), political parties are still at odd, said president Yadav after paying heed to their concerns.
But, at the meeting which lasted for more than two hours, president expressed his confidence to visiting NC district heads that political parties would forge consensus on the thorny issues at the earliest as they have no other alternatives.
They had collectively met their party president Sushil Koirala and senior leader of the NC Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday and advised them to implement the declarations approved by the national gathering of the district presidents.
They are in the capital after having wrapped up district presidents' second national conclave three days back in Barhabise.
The national gathering issued a 14-point declaration paper demanding NC to take the leadership for the resolution of the present political crisis and suggested party leadership to go for a parliamentary poll to promulgate the constitution rather than Constituent Assembly reinstatement.
At today's meet, district presidents also expressed their concerns to the president that how the process of resolving the country's constitutional crisis would move ahead in the context that the Election Commission has clarified that the elections declared by the government could not be held in the slated time.
A total of 55 district presidents had thronged the office of president.