Nepal President consults CA chairman on procedure of appointing new PM

May 8th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, May 8 (ANI): Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav has discussed with Constituent Assembly Chairman Subash Chandra Nemwang the procedure for appointing a new Prime Minister if the political parties do not come up with a consensus government by the Saturday deadline.

With Maoists firm on their demand for an apology from President Yadav for his move to retain Chief of Army Staff General Rookmangud Katawal, the possibility of a consensus government is dim.

Nemwang has suggested that the President forward the issue to parliament if the parties fail to come up with a consensual choice.

“I informed the President about our statutory provisions and tradition of appointing a Prime Minister. There is no other way except taking the issue to the parliament, Nepalnews quoted Nemwang, as saying.

Meanwhile, the politburo meeting of the Maoists has stressed that the party should organise more protest programmes to exert pressure on President Yadav to correct his ‘unconstitutional’ move to reinstate the Army chief.

Most of the politburo members were of unanimous that the party should intensify protests from the parliament and launch a struggle from the streets until ‘civilian supremacy’ is upheld through the sacking of the Army chief.

Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said the meeting discussed the protest strategy the party should adopt against the President’s move including formation of a new government.

The meeting also delved into important issues like army integration, Constitution writing and proper conclusion of the peace process.

The 45-member politburo meeting will continue today. (ANI)

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