HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: CPN-UML leader KP Oli today said that the country would get a new government led by a non-Maoist Prome Minister before Dashain government.
Speaking to mediapersons in Biratnagar, Oli said the UCPN-Maoist party would have ministers in the consensus government but they will not be leading it.
“The country will face more challenges if the UCPN-M led government is allowed to continue on,” he said adding the UCPN-M’s reluctance to hand over power was stalling th formation of a new government. On a different note, Oli said if Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai does not put in his papers, the President will form a new government under the leadership of a non-Maoist leader. The UML leader clarified that the country would suffer more if the UCPN-M and the Prime Minister do not show readiness to forge consensus.
“The President has to be made more active as he is the protector of the nation and the constitution. He needs to take steps to save the country.”
Oli further said that the President must be pro-active to form a new government using Article 43 of the Interim Constitution.
“The country is witnessing a political crisis due to the UCPN-M,” he said. Oli informed that his party has proposed that Nepali Congress be given the opportunity to lead the new government.
“UML could lead the government if the conflict arises in NC,” he added. He said that he himself was capable for the top post and was one of his party’s candidates for the post.