Questions on president will be resolved through consensus: leaders

काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० मंसिर १४ गते १२:४७ मा प्रकाशित

Kathmandu, Nov. 29: Leaders of major political parties have said that questions raised about the President would be resolved on the basis of consensus.The leaders, who participated in a programme organised here today, expressed the view that decision would be made about the issue of legal grounds of the President, which is taking place with the release of results of election to the Constituent Assembly, on the basis of consensus.

They said that the issues would be finalized by forging consensus among political parties as the constitution has no clear provision on the president and the 11-point agreement reached among political parties has also not incorporated the issue even after the CA election was held for the second time.

On the occasion, Secretary of the CPN (UML), Shankar Pokhrel, argued that responsibility could be given to the president again on the basis of fresh mandate as role of the President so far and his contribution has been highly regarded. Pokhrel said that conclusion could be drawn on the basis of consensus as the issues raised on the selection of president are the issues of discussion and talks.

Stating that political culture of consensus would be forwarded focusing the issue of constitution drafting on time, he expressed the commitment that they would move ahead on the ground of the 12-point agreement reached among political parties, Interim Constitution, Comprehensive Peace Agreement, among others.

Similarly, Nepali Congress leader Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat said the issues would be finalized on the basis of consensus though it was now the issue of discussion and talks as the interim constitution has not formally talked about the issue whether or not to change the President.

Mahat pointed out that major political parties should now focus their attention to take the country towards prosperity by promulgating a democratic constitution immediately by incorporating all parties as per the spirit of people of all walks of lives.

UCPN (Maoist) leader Devendra Poudel expressed the commitment that his party would respect the votes given by people through election.Poudel said that it was necessary for amending the constitution to make a provision of moving ahead on the basis of consensus to protect the achievements of different movements taken place in the country and to take the ownership of agreement reached among political parties.

He warned of not joining the CA if the NC and CPN (UML) did not agree on this issue. Poudel further said that issues of president would be resolved on the basis of consensus by holding discussion as the constitution has not made a clear provision on the issue of the president.

Likewise, Co-Chairman of the Sadbhawana Party Nepal, Laxman Lal Karna, argued that it would not be sustainable if attempts were made to draft constitution on the basis of CA election result by going against the consensus culture. RSS

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