Kathmandu: NC leader Ramchandra Poudyal, who
is adamant over not quitting the race for Premiership despite
having lost the polls for a record 12 times, is confident that
a new government would be formed in Nepal after the week-long
`Vijay Dashmi` festival and sought consensus and unity among
all political parties.
He also said that his party would launch a non-violent
movement after the festival to promote peace in the country
and seek timely drafting of the new Constitution.
"We will be launching `Satyagrah` after 9the week-long)
Dashain (Vijay Dashmi) festival for a logical conclusion of
the peace process and drafting of a democratic Constitution to
guarantee institutionalisation of democracy," Poudyal told
reporters here yesterday.
He, however, did not give details about the proposed
non-violent movement of the party.
Poudyal, the sole candidate for the post of Prime
Minister who has so far lost all 12 rounds of polls, also
expressed confidence that a new government would be formed
after the `Vijay Dashmi` festival.
The country should not be run without government for
a long period, he said.
"The Nepali Congress will always move forward to forge
consensus, cooperation and unity among the political parties
as we think that peace and Constitution are more important
than power," he said, ahead of the next round of polls for the
post of Prime Minister on October 26.
Meanwhile, CPN-UML President Jhalanath Khanal hoped that
an environment will be created to facilitate formation of a
national consensus government after the festival.
Addressing a function, he called on Poudyal to withdraw
his candidature for the post of Premier in order to forge
consensus among political parties.