Prachanda says NC, UML are trying to buy CA membersMay 9th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): Nepal caretaker Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today accused the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) of trying to pay out tens of millions of rupees to the Constituent Assembly members of other parties in a to secure majority for forming a new government.
Addressing a programme here today, Prachanda said that the UML and the NC were trying to buy MPs at the behest of foreign power centres, and urged caution against such attempts.
He also said that his party is ready for big sacrifice in order to restore civilian supremacy in the country.
He described his resignation as a salvo against the foreign intervention and political betrayers and warned of strong protest movement against “brokers and betrayers”.
Nepalnews quoted him as saying that the ongoing attempts of other parties to form a new government exclusive of the Maoists are the outcome of defeated mentality.
Saying he did not resign due to any rush of adrenaline, he said, “If we Nepali people really want the independence of this country and want the institutionalisation of democratic rights, the culture of army supremacy should end and civilian supremacy should be established.”
Meanwhile, CPN (UML) leader KP Oli has claimed there is no alternative to his party leading the next coalition government.
Speaking at a function, Oli said that the past nine months reflected the failure of the Maoist to lead government.
He said his party is ready to go ahead for majority government if the Maoists do not show willingness for consensus government and warned to take strong measures if the Maoists continued to obstruct the parliament sessions.
He also blamed the Maoists for the instability in the country, claiming the government failed to respect the rule of law. (ANI)
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