HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav is going to consult with top leaders of major political parties on Sunday, seeking for a possible way out to the present political and constitutional deadlock facing the country.
“The President has rescheduled to begin parleys as political parties have failed to reach consensus to end the current impasse, Rajendra Dahal, Press Advisor to the President told The Himalayan Times.
According to him, the Head of the State will seek the leaders’ feedback and their views on the way out of the present crisis.
The President have been holding meetings from time-to-time following the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 27, but neither the government nor the political parties were able to find suitable solution of the crisis in the last two months.
“The President is worried so he wants to seek the views from leaders across the political spectrum,” Dahal added.
He also said that during the meeting, the President will seek their stances on the election, formation of the government and other matters including ordinances on the pipeline.
The Office of the President has invited Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Baburam Bhattarai of the Unified CPN-Maoist, Sushil Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ram Chandra Paudel of the Nepali Congress; Jhalanath Khanal, Madhak Kumar Nepal and KP Sharma Oli of the UML and other Madheshi leaders to discuss on the current issues.
I will not cross constitutional limits, says Prez
KATHMANDU: President Ram Baran Yadav today made it clear to the district presidents of the Nepali Congress that he would only abide by the constitution and desist from doing anything other than the powers enshrined in it.
President Yadav told this to the district presidents who called on him in Shital Niwas and urged him to make efforts for giving an outlet to the country in his capacity as the patron of the constitution.
“The caretaker government is prolonging its tenure and taking the decisions of long-term nature against the spirit of the Interim Constitution. So, the President, in his capacity as the patron of the constitution, should take initiatives to implement the constitution,” the district presidents told President at the meeting according to Nuwakot president Jagadish Narsingh KC.
In response, President Yadav said, according to him, that he would never cross the constitutional limitations and would initiate steps as per the consensus among the political parties.
“Neither me nor the political parties not the government have any right to cross the constitutional limitations. So, I will proceed as per the spirit of the Interim Constitution, that is respecting consensus among the political parties,” KC quoted the President as saying.
The district presidents described the current political situation and expressed regret over the state of affairs that the caretaker government was ruling on the basis of ordinances.
“How long a caretaker government should exist on the basis of ordinance?” the district presidents asked with President according to K.C.
The district presidents also requested President Yadav to stop the government from taking decisions without political consensus. — HNS