Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav today called on the political parties in the country to elect a new Prime Minister and form a national consensus government within a week.
However, the Sashastra Seema Bal on the Indian side and Nepal Police on the other ensured that the Madhesis are not allowed to continue their agitation on the border.
India has rejected as “totally false” allegations that it blockaded a key trade checkpoint on the border with Nepal.
The Nepal authorities has written to the Indian authorities that it was prepared to present safety to Nepal-sure cargo and freight as soon as they cross the border.
Nepal’s plains have witnessed continuous protests for over a month and a half against a new constitution that the Tharu and Madhesi communities there insist discriminated against their political rights. The future of school and college students has been severely affected and industries have been ruined.
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.
Nepal’s parliament will now provide you with a brand new plan for the election of the prime minister inside every week, if consensus among the many main political events is achieved. “I see the need for us to become cautious to avert the situation whereby the ongoing agitation would affect our social harmony, country’s capability and worldwide relations”, said the prime minister.
With crisis ridden Nepal only a day away from linking its border trade point Tatopani with China, Union home minister Rajnath Singh sought indulgence of Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and chairman of CPN-UML, K P Oli to sort out the standoff that has led to the blockade on the border.
Although Koirala has not announced his resignation, once the new Prime Minister is elected as per the constitutional provision his post will automatically be vacated. The new constitution stipulates that the prime minister is elected within seven days of the start of the House session.