Only NC can give political outlet to Nepal: Koiral

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 21:34

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala has claimed that only his party could give political outlet to the country through the politics of unity and cooperation at a time when lack of consensus had led to the prevailing constitutional crisis.

Addressing a function organised at Dhapasi in Kathmandu by the Nepali Congress, country`s main opposition party, to mark the birth anniversary of first elected prime minister of Nepal BP Koirala today, party president Koirala urged the Maoist leaders to abandon the politics of double standards.

Koirala asked the Maoists not to deceive the people but try to gain their confidence.
Inaugurating the Mangaladevi Memorial Building on the occasion, Koirala said though the split faced by the Maoist party was disappointing but "the politics of violence pursued by the Maoists was responsible for the split”.

"Consensus has no alternative in Nepalese politics at the moment," he said, adding his party was taking together the dialogue and protest programmes with a view to resolve the current political impasse.

He said that only Nepali Congress party can provide a political outlet to the country through the politics of consensus and collaboration.

Also speaking on the occasion, party general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula said, "(The) NC is working towards finding a political solution to the crisis" and would give a political outlet very soon.

He said that "the Maoist party has trapped itself in crisis by declaring fresh election unilaterally".

Speaking at a separate programme, another general secretary of the party, Prakash Man Singh asked Prime Minister Bhattarai to quit the top post at the earliest to pull the country out from the current political impasse.

He said that the country had plunged into a bigger crisis by the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly without the promulgation of the Constitution.

Central Member of the party Narahari Acharya said the election to constituent assembly was announced with the aim to prolong life of Bhattarai-led caretaker government.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 21:34

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