KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Friday said that he would not step down until the timely promulgation of the constitution and the peace process being taken to a logical conclusion.
Talking to a delegation of journalists comprising the newly-elected members of the working committee of Reporters’ Club Nepal that had gone to his official residence at Buluwatar this morning, PM Nepal said he is ready to resign if any party garners a majority for the formation of a new government in the parliament.
PM Nepal said, "As the tasks of writing the statute and taking the peace process to a meaningful conclusion are the main duties of the government, I would not step down until these tasks were accomplished."
Stating that the coalition partners of the government have suggested that he accomplish the promulgation of the constitution in the stipulated deadline, the PM said, “I will move ahead for the promulgation of the constitution on time as per the suggestion of the parties.”
The PM urged the Unified CPN-Maoist to be honest towards the peace process and drafting of the new constitution.
Saying that the integration and rehabilitation of the PLA fighters will be carried out in the given schedule, the PM said, "Some difficulties are occurring in the process of integration since the UCPN-M is changing its stance regarding the PLA integration time and again.”
“The government intends to complete the PLA combatants’ integration and rehabilitation before the promulgation of the new statute,” the PM said, adding, "The Maoists' act of repeatedly changing their stance is creating controversy."
The Prime Minister refuted the rumours of a military coup and revival of monarchy in the country if the constitution was not promulgated on May 28, 2010.