PM has consulted CJ many times, PM’s advisor reveals

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister’s political advisor Devendra Poudel has said that the Chief Justice Khila Raj Regmi-led election government would be formed by Friday.

He said, “Consensus will be forged as we all are presenting ourselves by being maximum flexible. CJ-led election government will be formed by Friday,” he said speaking at an interaction program organized by Reporters Club.

The UCPN (Maoist) leader also revealed that the Prime Minister held frequent talks with Chief Justice Regmi regarding the leadership of the new government. “Chief Justice has never said that he will not become the new Prime Minister.

He also added that Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has also discussed with Regmi this morning over the same issue. “There is no problem as rumors are in the market,” Poudel claimed.

He also ruled out the possibilities of chances of consensus in other options if the CJ-led government was not formed and the parties disagreed on this agenda.

Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala presided over the program. However, Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala said the parties’ attempt to form the CJ-led government would be a backfire for the political parties.

Dissatisfied with the CJ-led government after the party’s top three leaders nod on the Maoist proposal, Nepali Congress central leader Sujata Koirala has said that the NC was becoming like an anti-democratic political party due to some authoritarian decisions of the party’s bigwigs.

She also said that the NC general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula and some leaders were making their last ditch to impose dictatorship in the country.
Koirala claimed that the party’s central committee meeting did not entrusted the party’s top leaders—Sushil Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ram Chandra Poudel—to take a decision on the CJ-led government.

She also expressed her disapproval to the CJ-led government adding that the parties were attempting to give birth to the authoritarianism by giving the entire rights to a single person.

Also speaking at the same program, UML leader Bhim Rawal said there was no problem from the UML side on the CJ-led government. “If the CJ-led government was not formed, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, UCPN (Maoist) and Madhesi Morcha would be blamed,” Rawal added.

He also claimed that other parties agreed on the CJ-led government as the Bhattarai-led government time and again committed anti-national steps.