We are waiting for right moment to quit: Bamdev

Himalayan News Service

Charikot, January 30:

CPN-UML standing committee member Bamdev Gautam today said there is no point in the party staying in the government. Addressing a programme organised by the Press Chautari Nepal, in Charikot, Gautam accused Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of failing to work as per the agreement reached with the coalition partners while forming the government.

“Our party is waiting for a right moment to call it quits, he said.”

He said the PM hesitated to revoke the Red Corner notice and terror tag against the Maoists and to declare a unilateral ceasefire to create an environment for peace talks.

Gautam also ruled out the possibility of holding elections without solving the Maoist problem. The need of the hour, he said, is a consensus among all the political parties to draft a new constitution through elections to a constituent assembly.

He said the UN mediation could prove instrumental in establishing peace in the country.

Stressing that the governor should be appointed from the list recommended by the committee formed for the purpose, Gautam said it is Deuba who is delaying the appointment.

He also urged the Maoists not to stop NGOs from carrying out development works.

Gautam defended the recent price hike in petroleum products, saying it was not a hike but an adjustment with the international prices.