KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has said the consensus on constitution-writing eluded because the UCPN-Maoist violated the agreements time and again since the 12 point-understanding.
At an interaction on 'Present Political Crisis and Its Way Out' organised by the women media persons in the capital on Sunday, President Koirala, however, said consensus had no alternative for the success in the country.
Lauding the role of free press for the protection of the achievements including federalism, inclusion and democratic republic, President Koirala said his party would not compromise on pluralism, free press, human rights, rule of law and democracy.
On the occasion, senior leader of the CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal, said the resignation of Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai was a must for consensus at present.
Formation of the national consensus government was a need of hour, he said, adding that the constitution was not promulgated because of the Maoist party's craving for the capture of state authority.
He added that constitution now could be promulgated in a legitimate manner by forging national consensus.
Similarly, Chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, said the UCPN-Maoist was the most responsible behind not bringing constitution.
Political consensus was a must to bring constitution, he argued.
UCPN-Maoist leader Pampha Bhushal said no democratic practice was made in the Constituent Assembly. She accused that the big leaders of major three parties were responsible behind the failure to bring constitution.
She was of the opinion that constitution could be brought through a roundtable conference.
The women journalists, including Manisha Ghimire, Manchala Jha, Shikshya Sharma, Deepa Dahal, Mamata Nepal, and Bishnu Sharma, put forth queries to the leaders about the present political crisis and possible measures of solution.