“As soon as the winter session of Parliament began, Prime Minister Koirala said he would go to the Rastrapatibhawan to ask President Rambaran Yadav to initiate the process of electing a new Premier”.
Earlier in the day, addressing the House, Koirala announced that the process of formation of the new government had started and he had paved the way to do so.
Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said here Friday that he would submit his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav shortly.
However, the appointment of Oli as the next Prime Minister might be a problem for India because of his apparent dismay towards India’s reaction to the adoption of constitution by Nepal.
A new prime minister is expected to be confirmed within a week if consensus is arrived at among the major political parties, or else the president will call for a majority vote to elect the prime minister.
In his speech, Koirala invited the agitating parties to come to the table for talks.
“I call on (protesting parties) to sit for dialogue and talks and solve the disagreements”, Koirala said.
There were reports that at Tatopani border trade point with China, over 400 Chinese trucks are waiting to carry fuel and other essential supplies to Kathmandu which is only 114 kilometres away from Tatopani. Oli said that there were internal problems prevailing in the border region but the blockage of lorries were on the Indian side.
He added that the agitating Madhesis have also sought intervention of the UNO in pursuing the Nepal government to adopt democratic traditions in its Constitution and give proper rights to Madhesis.
At least 40 people have died in over a month of clashes between police and protesters from the Madhesi and Tharu communities and ethnic minorities.
He further claimed that the new government would be formed within a week under the leadership of CPN-UML’s KP Oli.
India has rejected as “totally false” allegations that it blockaded the key trade checkpoint on the border with Nepal.