Sujata Koirala warns of crisis if Oli govt immediately toppled

KATHMANDU:  Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala warned that the nation would land into a new crisis an alternative to the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led government was sought immediately.

"No one should dream to topple the government until completion of three elections (of local, provincial and federal level)," Koirala said during an interaction at the Reporters' Club Nepal in the Capital today, "That will be suicidal."

Koirala even went on to say that the Oli government's Constitution implementation plan had sparked hope and enthusiasm in people and Nepali Congress should not let the citizens go back to despair.

Koirala's statement apparently contradicts statement of many leaders of her party, who have been claiming that the incumbent government could not hold all the elections and NC should lead implementation of the new Constitution promulgated last year.

Koirala, however, said if parties tried to topple the government immediately, the Constitution could not be implemented.

The former deputy prime minister argued that a long-term government was also a must to lead the nation toward economic prosperity.

The leader said no any discussion was held in her party about changing the government.

"First of all, this government will not fall down," a determined Koirala said, "Even if it does, they (those who work to topple the government) will also fall down."

Speaking at the same function, the ruling CPN-UML Secretary Pradeep Gyawali, however, maintained that his party was ready to leave the government reigns if any other leader could forge national consensus.