HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: Nepali Congress central member Mahesh Acharya today ruled out any possibility to hold the Constituent Assembly election on the declared date of November 22 without consensus among the political parties.
“Cooperation and consensus among the parties are imperative should the election is to be held at all. Otherwise, it is just a far cry,” said the NC leader while speaking at a programme held to mark the 89th birth anniversary of the late NC leader Girija Prasad Koirala.
“In fact, the unilateral declaration of the election by the caretaker government without any discussion and consensus only reminds us of the king’s era,” he added, suggesting the ruling Maoist party to take initiatives taking the opposition parties into confidence.
Further, urging all to tread the late Congress leader Koirala’s cooperation and unity mantra so as to end the present political deadlock, he reasoned prevailing difference among the parties is shoving the country into a grave crisis that could result into a very serious outcome in the future.
Speaking at the programme, another NC central member Dr Shekhar Koirala maintained the country could face civil war should the already-dead Constituent Assembly is to be reinstated. “If the country is to be bailed out of the present crisis, parliamentary election is the best option,” he held.
NC leader Dr Minendra Rijal also spoke at the programme ruling out any negotiation with the UCPN-M unless Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai resigns from the post. Many other NC leaders had also put forth their views at the programme.