‘Govt, parties must forge consensus’

Kathmandu, December 26

The government and major political parties have been asked to find an outlet to the current political and constitutional deadlock by establishing a good culture on the basis of rules and procedures.

The speakers suggested this at an interaction organised by Federal Parliament Secretariat here today.

On the occasion, senior lawyer Radheshyam Adhikary expressed the view that there was no alternative to major political parties moving ahead by forging consensus at a time when the peace process had not reached its conclusion and the constitution was in its execution phase.

Similarly, another senior lawyer Ram Narayan Bidari said the president should approve the ordinance related to National Assembly and the prime minister should pave the way for formation of a new government for an outlet to the ongoing political and constitutional crisis. .

Presenting a working paper on ‘political transition towards conclusion and peace process’, journalist Hari Bahadur Thapa suggested keeping transparent and managing efficiently expenditures at the federal, provincial and local levels, forming an appropriate and small  council of ministers, and making the administration friendly.

Chief of Kathmandu district coordination committee Shiva Sundar Baidya expressed hope that political parties would shun the game of power and unite to build the country.