KATHMANDU, Sept 13: An informal meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC) office bearers and Central Working Committee (CWC) members on Thursday concluded that the party should go for the reinstatement of the CA only if there is a guarantee of implementation of the deal that parties may reach before the reinstatement.
The meeting held NC President Sushil Koirala´s residence at Maharajgunj questioned whether the UCPN (Maoist) would be honest enough in implementing the deal reached before reviving the CA.
"Nepali Congress has concluded that the document of agreement among parties and the name of prime ministerial candidate for national consensus government should be submitted together to the president to ensure guarantee of the implementation of the deal," said NC spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badu.
What if the Maoists refuse to implement the deal after CA revival, was the major concerns of all the members in the meeting.
Some CWC members said that party should support CA revival for a brief period if there was agreement on all contentious issues of the new constitution beforehand, but some others argued the Maoists do not want a new constitution so the NC should support the idea of holding fresh election.
During the meeting, NC CWC members argued that the current ruling alliance of the Maoist and Madhes-based parties was only trying to prolong its stay in power and that government´s pressing various ordinances on the president should be seen in that light.
NC leaders argued that the Maoist first should be ready to form a national consensus government in a bid to convince other parties that it is really committed for national consensus.