Dahal puts agenda of prez system on the back burner

  • The NCP co-chairman says the government should strive for economic development, prosperity and good governance
- Post Report, BIRATNAGAR

Jun 11, 2018-

Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the agenda of presidential system should not be taken up for discussion now.

Speaking to journalists here on Sunday, Dahal said the KP Oli government should strive for economic development, prosperity and good governance. “The agenda of presidential system could be discussed during next elections,” he added.

In another context, Dahal said the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) should complete the pending works related to the peace process. “There were delays and the TRC could not perform as expected. The government will extend its tenure to enable it to complete the remaining tasks of the peace process,” he said.

On the ruling party’s negotiation with the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N), Dahal said they had held a preliminary round of talks on joining the incumbent government. “We will hold talks again into the matter,” he added. The NCP co-chair also acknowledged holding discussions with the Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (SSF-N) for party unity but ruled out any possibility of merger anytime soon.

Over the issue of forming the left government in Province 2, Dahal said the party underscored the need of maintaining good governance and development rather than forming and toppling the government.

He, however, said the NCP could form the government if the existing alliance between the RJP-N and SSF-N came to an end.

Published: 11-06-2018 07:20

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