End to stalemate in sight in Nepal

May 21st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, May 21 (ANI): Normal business of the legislature parliament that has been obstructed for over two weeks after Prime Minister Prachanda resignation is likely to resume today.

The parliament will resume with an informal understanding between Prachanda and the Speaker of the legislature parliament Subash Chandra Nemwang.

Prachanda assured Nemwang to allow normal proceedings of the House after the Speaker agreed on allowing the Maoists to register the ‘commitment proposal’ against the President’s move to block the government decision to sack the army chief at the parliament.

Prachanda will address the parliament soon after the beginning of the House proceedings. Then, the process of government formation will be initiated, it is learnt.

Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said, “The parliament needs to resume even for the discussions on the ‘commitment proposal’. The Prime Minister will address the parliament in this course. We are not trying to obstruct the parliament for a long time, but we are expecting the parliament the parliament to seek a national consensus.’

Maoist Parliamentary Party Deputy leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said that his party was not in favour of delaying the formation of a new government and that his party would become flexible for the same.

The ‘commitment proposal’ has already been registered at the parliament secretariat, but it will be officially tabled at the parliament only after the approval of the Speaker

Nemwang has said that he would take decision after consultation with the parliamentary work management advisory committee, which includes representatives of all parties in the Constituent Assembly.

The meeting of the work management advisory committee will be called after the address of Prachanda. The committee will first initiate the process of forming the new government. (ANI)

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