No one can budge my govt, says PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday said that no one could budge his government and hinted that he wanted to stay in power as long as he could.

Speaking at the Rastriya Prajatantra Party anniversary function in the Capital today, Oli said he, however, was in favour of the national consensus.

But, the consensus government could not be actualised when he became the Prime Minister as the current opposition Nepali Congress insisted on the active role of the opposition, he claimed.

"We are always in favour of the national consensus," he said, "But, we all need to understand that no national consensus was possible without agreement among major three political parties."

The hopeful Oli even expressed his confidence that his party, CPN-UML, would garner majority seats in the federal Parliament from the elections to be held by the end of 2017 and then the course of coalition government would end.

Speaking at the same function, CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the nation needed national consensus to deal with the contemporary political problems.

"More than the government," he said, "it is important if the national consensus can be forged, if the Constitution can be implemented and if the Madhes issues can be addressed."

Dahal, meanwhile, announced that he would be ready to take charge of the government if there was the national consensus.

Likewise, Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel also stressed the need of unity among parties to implement the Constitution, which he claimed was inclusive and progressive.

"I am worried about how we can implement the new system, rather than the government formation,"  he claimed.

Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Chairman Kamal Thapa, RPP leader Pashupati Shamsher Rana and other leaders of the party had also spoken at the function.

(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)