Show flexibility: Nepal to Maoists

Rautahat, June 6:

Former general secretary of the CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal said today that the CPN-Maoist cannot lay claim over every important ministerial portfolio because it does not enjoy a two-third majority in the Constituent Assembly.

Nepal was speaking at a press conference in Chandranigahpur. Pointing to the Maoists’ claim for the posts of president and prime minister, he urged the Maoists to show flexibility.

Stating that a new government will be formed once the interim constitution is amended, Nepal said issues related to the selection of president and nomination of 26 CA members will be settled by June 11.

He said, “Parties are committed to converting the Narayanhiti Palace into a museum and restructuring the country.” Nepal said the process of drafting a new constitution is being delayed because politics is limited to power-sharing.

He said, “As the largest party in the CA, the Maoists should focus on forming a new Nepal by forging a consensus among political parties.”