President rule talk rumours, says Yadav

SAPAHI: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today said talks doing the round that there will be a presidential rule if the new constitution is not drafted on time is baseless.

Talking to media persons, President Yadav, who had arrived in his home village here, said: "The Interim Constitution does not talk about president's rule in the event of the parties failing to promulgate timely constitution; as such, the talks are mere rumours."

"The president is the guardian of the constitution," he added.

Stating that there was no alternative to consensus among political parties for the timely drafting of the constitution, he urged all political parties to cooperate. He also said that he was holding discussions with top leaders of all the parties, constituent assembly chairman and other stakeholders for timely promulgation of the constitution.

On the demise of Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala, Yadav said the country has lost a great leader. Yadav also said he was happy to be in his village as he met his childhood friends this time around.

"I am very happy to be in my village and meeting my relatives and friends,'' the president said.