July 12, 2012 Kathmandu – In another twist of Nepali Politics, once again the political battle has just been started as Nepali Congress leader Ram Saran Mahat, who was present in the meeting between President Rambaran Yadav and the leaders of main opposition parities on Wednesday, has claimed that the President is going to “wait and see” until July 21 and that he will issue a call to the political parties to form a national unity government if Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai does not quit by then.
“The President will wait until July 21. He will ask the parties to form national unity government if the PM does not resign by then,” Mahat said, speaking at the press meet at Reporters Club Thursday. He added, “There will be a new government within the next two weeks.”
According to him, the President’s call for unity government will come with a timeline. If the parties fail to form such a government a party that is able to get enough support of the majority based on the position of the parties in the dissolved Constituent Assembly, will form the majority government, Mahat said.
He also said the Nepali Congress would announce its Prime Ministerial candidate once the President issued the call for consensus government.
Meanwhile, speaking at the same programme, UCPN (Maoist) politburo member Haribol Gajurel warned of political confrontation if the President ousted PM Bhattarai without political consensus.
“The President cannot cross the constitutional limits,” he said, accusing the opposition parties of unnecessarily provoking the President to make a confrontational move.
Likewise, UML leader Pradip Gyawali said resignation of the Prime Minister Bhattarai could be the starting point of dialogue between the parties for a package deal.
Political parties are playing their hide and seek game since they been elected to write the new constitution of Federal Republic Nepal but due to thier failure and seeking their will to mention in the constitution has delayed for four years and dissolved without a constitution.
In this situation, Nepal may return back to Monarchy as former king has clearly showing fingers to the parties and called public for support if they need monarchy in Nepal to save its interest and pride.