CPN (UML) will lead national unity government-Vice-Chairman Rawal

Kathmandu, June 16: Vice-Chairman of the CPN (UML), Bhim Rawal, has said that his party would lead the national unity government after promulgation of a new constitution.

Speaking at the interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on today, Vice-Chairman Rawal clarified that a verbal agreement has been reached by which the UML will lead the national unity government.

He said that he is confident the new constitution would be promulgated by the end of June as per the 16-point agreement signed among four major political parties on June 8 regarding the issues of the new constitution writing,while speaking the program presided by the Club’s President Rishi Dhamla.

Stating that it was challenging to bring the parties, who vented their dissatisfaction towards the agreement, into consensus, Rawal stressed that all should take initiatives for the constitution.

Similarly, leader of the Nepali Congress, Arjun Narsingh KC, said his party would field a candidate from the Dalit and ethnic communities to the post of President if it gets the post after the promulgation of the new constitution.

KC said, “National unity government is the need of the hour.” He added all should be united for the reconstruction of the country and formation of a national unity government by rising above partisan interest.

KC further said that the 16-point pact was a great achievement.

Stating that the government was not their priority, UCPN (Maoist) Secretary Barshaman Pun clarified that they have not engaged in power sharing. Pun also stressed the need of drafting the new constitution through fast-track.