NC to stick to Sushil in prime ministerial bid


DHANKUTA: Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the NC would not give an alternative to party President Sushil Koirala as a candidate for new prime minister despite Maoists’ repeated calls for giving new candidate for the PM.

Saying that the NC proposed Koirala as the new prime minister at the Maoists’ requests, the NC leader said the NC would not accept anyone except Koirala for the top job.

“We will not accept second person except Sushil Koirala for new prime minister as the NC unanimously decided in the name of Koirala at the requests of Maoists,” Deuba said.

The NC senior leader said that political consensus would be forged within a week if current PM Dr Baburam Bhattarai resigns from the post.