NC, UML in opposition is a bad sign: Bhandari
Oct 25, 2011-
CPN-UML Vice Chairperson Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday ruled out the possibility of drafting the new constitution without the participation of her party and Nepali Congress (NC).
Saying that keeping the NC and the UML in the opposition bench was not a positive sign, the UML vice chairperson said, “This government will topple like the former government owing to lack of consensus.”
Addressing a UML cadres gathering in Itahari, Sunsari district today, Bhandari underscored the need for participation of the opposition parties in the current government under the leadership of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. However, she said that the latest activities of the UCPN (Maoist) have made it clear that the party does not want so.
She remarked that the current government led by Maoist Vice Chairman Baburam Bhattarai is the weakest in the country’s history.
Dubbing the current government as a coalition of extremism and deepening internal rift, the UML leader said, “The government led by those having loose grip over party organisations won’t last longer.”
Saying that the new constitution would not be promulgated by November 30 deadline, Bhandari opined that the problems surfaced in the nation due to failure to evaluate the government and the Constituent Assembly separately.
Published: 25-10-2011 18:57