Will resign after drafting constitution: PM

Will resign after drafting constitution: PM

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that he will step down from the post of prime minister after the promulgation of new constitution.

Addressing a programme organised at Yagyodaya Multiple Campus, Pharsatikar, here in the district on Saturday, Koirala said he took on the Prime Minister’s chair in order to complete the task of promulgating the new constitution. “I don’t have the desire to cling to the PM’s post after the completion of constitution writing,” said Koirala.

PM Koirala made it clear that he has been trying to draft the new constitution through consensus despite the unfortunate incident in the Constituent Assembly (CA). He expressed his optimism that the deadlock seen in the constitution drafting would be resolved very soon as he has initiated the talks with UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on the one hand to make way for consensus and the CA process has been initiated on the other.

Saying that the nation’s future hinges on the new constitution, the prime minister said he has been working day in and day out to make the efforts for talks, unity and consensus fruitful.

He said the new constitution is not only the aspirations of a particular political party but of the common men’s and urged everyone to be sensitive about the issue. He claimed that he has been striving to end the problem of poverty, deficiency and unemployment in the coming ten years.

Source: eKantipur