Koirala wants election at the earliest
Nepal's beleaguered PM says the ongoing special session of the parliament should immediately finalise the new date of Constituent Assembly election, reports Anirban Roy.world Updated: Nov 03, 2007 02:55 IST
Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Friday said that the ongoing special session of the parliament should immediately finalise the new date of Constituent Assembly election.
Addressing the convention of Nepal women journalists on Friday, Koirala stressed on the need to hold the election at the earliest to overcome country's enduring political problems. The Prime Minister is under pressure from the international community to hold the CA election at the earliest. He has been under pressure after the November 22 election was cancelled.
Koirala told the women journalists that the Maoist demands have raised serious questions over the understanding and unity among the Seven-Party Alliance and asked the coalition partners to fulfill their responsibilities in sincere manner.
"The Maoists cannot do everything forcefully," the PM said, and ruled out any possibility of forging agreement beyond the scope of the parliament.
The insurgency-ravaged Himalayan Nation has been caught in a major political crisis as the Maoists have been demanding for immediate proclamation of republic and a fully proportional electoral system.
First Published: Nov 03, 2007 02:52 IST