Shun blame game: PM tells parties

BIRGUNJ: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today said that people should caution against the dillydallying in the process of institutionalising democracy like they did in the past by descending on the streets to bring down monarchy.

Addressing the two-day national conference of civil society that kicked off here in Birgunj today, the PM said the Nepalis were doubtful whether they would get the new constitution thanks to rivalries among political parties.

"This is not the time to blame one another but to unite for peace and constitution making process," he said in his greeting message. "It was unfortunate as the Maoists, which cannot muster majority in parliament, have been claiming to lead the government," he added.

Although PM Nepal was scheduled to inaugurate the programme in Birgunj, he could not arrive here due to cancellation of flights due to unfavourable weather. However, he, on the request of the organisers, addressed the conference over the telephone. The conference will issue Birgunj declaration after discussing major problems plaguing the nation, said DP Aryal, general secretary of Nepal Civil Society.