Bhattarai says ready to quit if it solves political crisis
Kathmandu: Amid opposition`s demand for his resignation, Nepal`s Premier Baburam Bhattarai today said he was ready to quit if that helped in resolving the political crisis and formation of "another legitimate" government through national consensus.
In a televised address to the nation to mark the completion of one year in office of the Maoists-led coalition government, he said the government is ready to step down once a package deal is reached with political parties on a forward-looking resolution of the current political crisis.
The Prime Minister claimed that significant progress was made in the government`s twin goals of concluding the peace process and drafting a new Constitution, as well as other key issues like economic progress and good governance.
The country`s 601-member Constituent Assembly was dissolve on May 27 without promulgating the Constitution.
Bhattarai also claimed that forging an alliance between the Maoists and the Joint Madhesi Front was a historic necessity for attaining progressive agenda, such as promulgating the Constitution by incorporating federalism and inclusiveness.
Cautioning people against a conspiracy being hatched by regressive forces against democracy and federalism, the Premier stressed that no force can snatch from them important achievements like republic system, federalism, secularism, inclusiveness and proportionate representation.
However, he said he was ready to quit power if that helped in resolving the current political crisis and formation of another legitimate government through national consensus.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Opposition observes 'black day' to mark one month of demonetisation
- Panel discussion over continuous chaos in Parliament on demonetisation
- 800 tourists stranded in Andamans due to heavy rains, Navy launches rescue operation
- Cashless transactions increased rapidly following note ban
- Watch shocking visuals - Speeding car rams pedestrians in Kolkata, 3 killed
- Twitter users blast Arvind Kejriwal as he says 'Modi will never appoint a Muslim Vice President no matter what Jung does'
- Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech Reception: MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag attend lavish party — PHOTOS INSIDE
- Pakistan International Airlines plane from Chitral to Islamabad crashes near Havelian, 48 people dead
- Gali Janardhana Reddy converted Rs 100 crore black money by paying 20% commission, claims driver's suicide note
- Was Rahul Gandhi smiling during Jayalalithaa's funeral? Twitter users share pictures as proof