Nepali Congress Spokesperson Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said the party decided to support the government led by CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ for the national consensus.
In his address to a press meet organised by the Nepal Press Union, Banke here today, the Spokesperson of the major opposition said the party gave a vote of confidence to the government at the call of the Prime Minister and it was for cultivating the ground for national consensus, not for joining the government.
The NC spokesperson said: "We will play the role of opposition in the parliament being based on the government’s performance. Our support to the government does not mean that we will be joining the government.”
The President is constitutionally the Patron of the Constitution and the party will have its claim on the Presidential post. However, party President Sher Bahadur Deuba will not be the candidate for the Presidential elections. It will either party senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel or other interests leaders. The party will decide on the matter at an appropriate time, according to Mahat.