NEPALGUNJ; Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, chairman of the UCPN-Maoist, today claimed that the internal bickerings in Nepali Congress and Madhes-based parties have shortened
the life of the Madhav
Kumar Nepal-led coalition government.
“The days are numbered for Nepal-led government and before too long we will see its demise,” he said today, speaking to journalists at Nepalgunj airport. “The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum is pulling out soon,” he claimed. He also claimed that the dispute between the Nepali Congress and the Madhes based parties has reached a climax giving a jolt to the weakening coalition.
The Maoist chairman also said they would put forth alternatives before the political parties for ending the present political stalemate.
He argued that though the country was at the crossroads and at a defining moment in history, lack of seriousness on the part of ‘quarrelling parties’ has failed to give an outlet to the present impasse. “That’s why we have felt the need to start our discussions with political parties,” he said.
One of the hindrances that had marred the outlet to present crises, according to Prachanda, was a defiant attitude of the parties towards their ‘Sankalpa Prastav’ brought against President’s move.
“One way that could have removed the impasse was the resolution motion sought from within the parliament, but the parties sidelined it.” He also argued that the Maoist had been maximum flexible in ending the present impasse but said it were the parties who remained a major bottleneck.
Prachanda also demanded the correction of the president’s move over then
army-chief Rookmangud Katawal, failing which, he warned of continuous disruption of the house.