Koirala stresses need for consensus government to draft statute

Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala

CHITWAN: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala has said that a coalition government would be formed based on consensus among the political parties.

At a press conference organiSed by Press Union Chitwan Chapter in Narayangadh of Chitwan on Sunday, he said there is no situation to boast for becoming largest party and securing highest number of votes.

‘There is no space for arrogance based on the poll result. Constitution will not be promulgated without consensus among the parties’, Koirala said.

UCPN-Maoist Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-Maoist Chairperson Mohan Baidhya are responsible leaders, he said, adding that they would deliver a constitution within a year after forming a joint government based on consensus among all.

In a query, Koirala asked journalists not to put the questions whether UCPN-Maoist will come to CA saying that he did not even imagine such things to happen urging the journalists to cooperate the bid to promulgate a new constitution in the country on consensus.

Though it is the time to discuss which party to lead the government but it is still not the moment to debate on the person, he added.

The country is in a very weak condition, he said, adding that all should come together to bail the country out of crisis and move to a path of progress.

Earlier, talking to journalists in brief, NC central member Sujata Koirala said that the NC President Sushil Koirala now will be the Prime Minister of the country.

She claimed that President Koirala had substantial contribution to make NC a big party in the election so there is no alternative to Koirala.