Mahat challenges leadership to resolve internal rift
KATHMANDU, AUG 20 -
Nepali Congress central leader Ram Sharan Mahat has challenged the party leadership to find a solution to the internal dispute including the future government leadership if the top leaders failed to give an outlet to the crisis.
Speaking at the Reporters Club in the Capital on Monday, leader Mahat said that the tussle in the party was not ideological but personal and that their solutions were not complex. He said that the party is functioning smoothly because of the party cadres not the top three leaders and the party is still intact because of them.
He expressed dissatisfaction over the recent trend of separate meetings of the party due to differences between the three top leaders. “The party office will not move to the residences of the three leaders. If they cannot resolve the crisis, we are ready for a way out,” said Mahat.
Hinting at the accusations made by leader Deuba to party President Koirala, Mahat said Deuba spoke his state of mind and level of his consciousness. He said, “I am not like him so I won’t use abusive language at any of my party colleagues in a pubic place.”
The NC leader alleged that the UCPN (Maoist) dissolved the Constituent Assembly as per their long-term strategy to capture the state power. He added that President Ram Baran Yadav should not remain a mute-spectator under the current situation.
“President must take steps to activate democracy and constitution. He should call for the formation of a consensus government at the earliest,” said Mahat. Mahat made it clear that his party would announce the prime ministerial candidate once the President calls for forming a national government.
Mahat said that it was positive move of the President to reject the ordinances relating to the CA election forwarded to him by the government at a time when the election is not possible without amending the constitution.
“Constitution cannot be amended against the constitutional provision. Whatever the President did is right. Why is the government still not trying to amend the constitution? It is because it wants to capture the power taking advantage of the crisis.”
Posted on: 2012-08-20 06:25