Chairman of the Unified CPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said there is no probability on the formation of a consensual government. In a programme organised by the Reporters' Club at Prachanda's residence at Lazimpat in the capital today, Prachanda said Nepali Congress was not in favour of forming a consensual government until the completion of the peace process. He also opined that the stance to lead a consensual government in consideration that the Maoists were the largest party will not be given continuity.
Saying works on constitution-writing was 80 to 85% complete, Prachanda added that all works will be completed by maximum two and a half months subsequent to the army integration process. Saying the rift lay more in federalism and form of governance rather than the integration process, he added that there was a probability on reaching an agreement on going for a directly elected president or a prime minister appointed by the parliament.
In reference to Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation Lokendra Bistamagar flying to the U.A.E without a visa, Prachanda said the matter had not done well for the country, the Maoist party or the minister himself.