BY KTM Metro Reporter in Kathmandu
On July 3, 2009, the central secretariat meeting of the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-Maoist) has decided that the UCPN-Maoist members of the parliament will not allow to run the parliamentary sessions until the President corrects his unconstitutional step to overrule the decision of the then Prime Minister on firing the Chief of Army Staff Rukmangad Katuwal for not following the order of the elected government. However, the meeting has decided to let run the parliament for two sessions for passing a ‘credit bill’ but will not allow the President to enter the parliament and present the programs and policies of the government to be presented in the parliament before presenting a budget by the Finance Minister.
The UCPN-Maoist members have been charging the Nepali Congress (NC) of planning to impose a presidential rule in the country. So, they have been obstructing the Government led by the leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist and Leninist (CPN-UML) to prove that the communists do not know how to run a government and then impose a presidential rule in the country; in addition, the NC leaders have been attempting to fight against the Maoists riding on the shoulders of the CPN-UML leaders.
On July 3, 2009, speaking to the reporters in his hometown Biratngar, former Prime Minister and NC President Girija Prasad Koirala has said that if the Maoists continue to obstruct the parliamentary sessions and do not let run the government smoothly, it will bring a disaster for which the Maoists will responsible; however, he has refused to say what the ‘disaster’ means.
On July 3, 2009, in a regular meeting with the Prime Minister, the President has said to the Prime Minister that he has been worried about the lack of consensus among the political parties on running the country. So, President Ram Baran Yadav has instructed Prime Minister Madhav Nepal to work on the consensus politics.
On July 3,...
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