Ruling parties have discussed electing Dahal PM, claims Mainali

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and General Secretary of the ruling CPN-ML, CP Mainali, on Wednesday revealed that ruling parties had discussed handing over the government leadership of UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

"The coalition has discussed making Prachandaji (Dahal) the Prime Minister," Mainali told journalists at the Reporters' Club Nepal on Wednesday, "This is neither impossible, nor inappropriate."

"It can be implemented at an appropriate time."

The Communist leader, however, maintained that the current time was not appropriate to topple the incumbent-government as it had initiated solutions of the months-long Nepal-India border blockade.

Mainali further stressed that the incumbent government should rule till it would find a substantial solution to the concerns raised by Madhes-based parties.

He said change of the government would mean another series of instability in the national politics.