HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Unified CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that it was not imperative to hand over the government leadership to Nepali Congress in the present-day situation.
Addressing a programme of the Inter-Party Woman Network, Dahal said, the government leadership could rather be handed over to Mohan Baidhya, Chairman of CPN-Maoist, which was split from UCPN-M two months ago.
“We, in the five-point agreement signed on May 3, had agreed to hand over the government leadership to the Congress only after the disputed issues of the new constitution were agreed upon. So, even now, we are not compelled to handover the government leadership to the NC without holding consensus on the unsettled issues.”
“If the parties want new agreement, it is not imperative that the Congress should lead the government without agreeing on the issues of new constitution. Anyone from the UCPM, NC or Baidhya could lead the government in the new agreement,” Dahal added.