Power sharing should be on the basis of people’s mandate: PM Koirala

June 14th, 2008 - 8:27 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, June 14 (ANI): Nepal s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Saturday said that power sharing among the parties should be in accordance with the people’s mandate established through the Constituent Assembly (CA) election.

According to Nepalnews, Koirala said this during a meeting with Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) general secretary C.P Mainali in Baluwatar today, giving a hint that the NC wants to divide the top posts- president, prime minister and CA chairman- among the top three parties.

According to Mainali, Koirala informed that negotiations were going on with the Maoists, CPN-UML and other parties to resolve the deadlock over power sharing and stressed that there’s no alternative to consensus in the current situation.

Mainali said he told the Prime Minister that the Maoists should be given government’s leadership while the posts of the president and the chairman of CA should go to Nepali Congress (NC) and UML respectively.

The UML general secretary said the NC and UML were not doing enough to create an atmosphere of trust to resolve the power sharing issue and go for a constitutional amendment.

NC has been lobbying in favour of Koirala’s bid for presidency while the Maoists want to award the top post to somebody who is not in the leadership position of the major parties. (ANI)

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