HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Newly nominated spokesperson of the Unified CPN-Maoist Agni Sapkota today said it was not mandatory on the part of the parties to give the leadership of the next government to the Nepali Congress.
Sapkota said any party can lead the next government if the parties reach a consensus on the vexed issues of the new constitution. Talking to mediapersons at the party headquarters in Paris Danda, he ruled out the possibility of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai's resignation unless the parties agree on the conflicting issues of the new constitution.
"It is meaningless to urge PM to step down as he is already a caretaker premier," he said. He also said that the relevance of the five-point agreement signed among the major parties has ended with the demise of the Constituent Assembly, and therefore, there is no need for NC to claim the leadership of new government.
He said the parties were plotting to remove the very existence of the Constituent Assembly from history and ignore the achievements of People's War, people's movements and all other struggles, and are planning to impose the parliamentary system by holding the election of Legislature Parliament.
Sapkota, who used to head the Tamsaling State Committee of the party, further said his party will never accept the constitution brought from outside the Constituent Assembly.
He criticized the conclusion of the NC district presidents' gathering claiming that the decision has come with ill-intention. He said his party is ready for both the options: either reviving the CA or going for fresh election.