NC lawmakers for broader alliance

Kathmandu, May 2

Nepali Congress lawmakers today urged party leadership to take initiative to construct an all-party alliance or the alliance of two-thirds majority under the NC’s leadership to address the national problems and implement the new constitution.

Speaking today at Parliamentary Party meeting held at parliament building in New Baneshwor, the party’s lawmakers urged the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba to try and form a national consensus government under the NC’s leadership, according to NC lawmaker Balkrishna Khand.

“The government has failed at all fronts. As the largest party, the NC should make genuine attempt to forge broader consensus and deal with the national problems under its leadership,” Khand said.

Deuba, who spoke in the beginning of the meeting, however, did not say anything on the change of guard.

Deuba told NC lawmakers to raise the issues of delay in the reconstruction and relief works in earthquake affected areas in the parliament meeting called for tomorrow.

He expressed serious concern about black-marketing and the government’s inaction to address the issue of Madhes-based people and effective implementation of the new constitution.

The government and all other parties should be serious to resolve national problems, Deuba told the meeting.

“Neither the government is willing to implement the constitution nor can it amend it to address the concerns of agitating people. It is trying to make the judiciary the recruitment centre of party workers and former MPs.

It is not being able to take the parties within the country, as well as the neighbouring and foreign countries, into confidence,” Khand said.

The PP meeting will resume tomorrow.