President asks CA to elect

Kathmandu, August 10:

The president has asked the House to initiate the process of forming a majority government as provisioned in Article 38 (2) of the interim constitution.

CA chairman Subas Chandra Nembang announced in the house that the secretary at the president’s office Dr Ram Hari Aryal registered President’s message at the parliament secretariat today, asking the parliament to begin the process to form majority government.

Dr Yadav has stated that the process under Article 38 (2) was necessary, as the CPN-Maoist could not muster support for a consensus government within the stipulated deadline.

Dr Yadav had asked the Maoists to form a consensus government under Article 38 (1) of the statute within a week, extending the deadline by three days on the request of four big parties. But the CPN-M could not forge a consensus and the extended deadline ended on Friday.

The Parliamentary Business Consultation Committee that comprises representatives of all the parties would convene tomorrow and finalise the date for the election of the PM, according to general secretary of parliament Manohar Prasad Bhattarai.

“The programmes of election will be published after the committee finalises the date of election,” he said. “I cannot tell you at this moment when the election for the post of PM will take place,” he added.