PM Deuba eager to hand over power

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that he is eager to hand over power as soon as possible.

In a meeting with CPN Maoist Centre Chairman and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar this morning, Deuba stressed the immediate endorsement of the bill relating to the National Assembly elections, currently at the Office of the President, according to Deuba's Coordinator Govinda Pariyar.

On the occasion, Deuba congratulated Dahal on the success achieved by the left alliance in the recent elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

In response, the CPN MC Chair Dahal urged Deuba to make political and constitutional appointments only on the basis of an agreement among the three major political parties.

Stating that the elections have given a new mandate, the CPN MC chair drew the attention of the Prime Minister against the political appointments including that of the State governors, press aide to Chairman, Dahal Manahari Timilsena said.

Dahal also urged PM Deuba to take the initiative to hold a discussion among the major parties for a way out on the issue of the National Assembly elections.