NC to consult other parties for consensual govt

KATHMANDU: A meeting of Nepali Congress (NC) office-bearers held at Prime Minister's residence at Baluwatar in the Capital this morning has decided to hold consultations with other parties to form a consensus government as far as possible.

Talking to media persons after the meeting, NC Vice-President Ram Chandra Paudel shared that discussions would be held today, among major three political party leaders, on the matter beforehand, and then the issue would be taken up in the meeting of all 32 political parties represented in the Legislature-Parliament.

It may be noted that President Ram Baran Yadav has called the political parties in the Parliament to pick a Prime Minister within seven days, responding to the request of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to elect a new PM as per the new Constitution on October 2.

NC leader Paudel said that they were trying to form a consensus government.

When asked whether there was a gentlemen agreement among major political party leaders, in the course of reaching 16-point agreement, to pick CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli as the new Prime Minister, Paudel said that he was unaware of the matter.

Discussions were also held, in the meeting, about preparations of upcoming NC general convention.



Nepali Congress to discuss common candidate for PM in three-party meeting

KATHMANDU: A meeting of Nepali Congress office-bearers on Sunday morning  decided to field a common candidate from the three major parties--Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist-- for the prime ministerial election at House.

The largest party said it would discuss the matter in a three-party meeting.

The President on Friday has urged the parties in Parliament to elect new Prime Minister and form consensual government within a week.

If a consensual government could not be formed, then the House would have to elect Prime Minister and form government through majority.