Consensual government after Nepali Congress convention, claims Dahal

KATHMANDU: UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal claimed that a consensual government would be formed after the 13th national general convention of the main opposition party Nepali Congress.

The Congress party has scheduled its national gala for March 3-6, 2016 in the Capital.

Dahal, however, did not explain whether the incumbent government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli would turn into a consensual government by incorporating more parties or a new government would be formed.

The Maoist leader was speaking with a Deusi Bhailo team of the Reporters' Club Nepal on Friday.

"We are holding discussions (on forming some new agreement)," he said, "We should be one to cope with the current crisis and on other national issues."

"It is difficult for the Congress party to join the government immediately. But, an environment conducive for consensual government or a new alternative will be created," Dahal explained.

One of the key leaders of current ruling alliance, Dahal said the ruling parties would issue a joint statement within a couple of days and it would create environment for solution to the ongoing Madhes protests.

"I am holding talks with Madhesi top leaders regularly," he said, "Positive developments have surfaced. We should not let the problem extend."