Madhesi leaders ask Prachanda to stop obstructing parliament

May 12th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, May 12 (ANI): Leaders of the Madhesi parties today asked caretaker Prime Minister and Maoist chairman Prachanda to end the obstruction created by his party in the parliament against the formation of a majority government.

Top leaders of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF), the Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) and the Sadbhawana Party (SP) met Prachanda and discussed issues related to formation of new government, which has hit an obstacle with the parties failing to reach a consensus.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, the Madhesi leaders said that they asked Prachanda to end the obstruction in the parliament as this would cause more uncertainly over the formation of new a government.

The meeting could not arrive at any concrete conclusion regarding Prachanda’s proposal to the Madhesi parties for support to Maoist-led government.

The three Madhesi parties have revived their alliance called Unified Democratic Madhesi Front and they want the would-be ruling alliance to give clear commitment to implement the past agreements with the Front.

Earlier, leaders of the Maoist party have said that a government with civilian supremacy cannot be formed unless President Ram Baran Yadav’s decision to reinstate Army Chief, General Rookmangud Katawal, who was sacked by the government, is retracted.

Maoist Politburo had reiterated its claim that the government formed without establishing civilian supremacy would be purposeless.

Talking to reporters party spokesperson Dinanath Sharma said, “There is the possibility of forming the new government with civilian supremacy once the president’s intervention into the Constitution and the civilian government’s decision are rectified and the procedure to take action against General Katawal is rectified.”

“Otherwise, it is pointless to form the government that cannot maintain civilian supremacy,” Nepalnews quoted him as saying. (ANI)

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