Dahal upset with EC for not paving way for govt formation

KATHMANDU: CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his disappointment at the Election Commission for not submitting the report of the House of Representatives elections to the President to facilitate the formation of new government.

Talking to the journalists after a programme organised at the party office in Paris Danda in Kathmandu today, the former Prime Minister said, "It would have been appropriate had the way for the formation of the government been facilitated by presenting the election report to the President in context of the election results having been already made public."

“Although there was some delay due to the legal provisions, the process for the National Assembly election has moved ahead after an ordinance to this effect has been issued, and that there was no problem for forming the new government,” he added.

Speaking about party unification, Dahal said, "Both the parties were in continuous discussions on this and that the party unification coordination committee meeting will be convened soon for a decision in this regard. "The meeting has not been held because there is an issue."

When asked about the topic of the Nepali Congress approaching him with an offer of the post of Prime Minister, the CPN MC Chair said, "I have not thought that way. I have not thought of becoming a Prime Minister going out of the leftist alliance."

On the issue of party unification and sharing of posts for power balance, Dahal said, "It is said that there will be two leaders on the party unification coordination committee but there is no dispute that the role of the two leaders should be executive. What remains is only giving formality to this topic."