PM Deuba says govt to announce provincial head, if consensus not forged

PM Sher Bahadur Deuba addressing a election meet at Aamarmeru in Dadeldhura district, on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Photo: RSS

DHANGADHI: The Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asserted that the government is closely working with major political parties to forge consensus for appointing provincial heads in seven states.

Speaking with media persons at the Dhangadhi Airport on Friday, PM Deuba said government would appoint provincial head if major parties fail to iron out differences on the issue.

“It seems consensus among political parties seem bleak. I will try to mediate in forging consensus on the issue after returning to Kathmandu. If political parties fails to materalise consensus on appointing state head, then the government will announce the provincial head,” Deuba added.

“Efforts for forging consensus to declare temporary state capital is underway,” NC President Deuba shared.

Despite some political parties obstruction, government is trying to forge consensus on issues related to provincial head and temporary capital, NC President Deuba added.

Meanwhile, PM Deuba said he is thinking of stepping down after successfully holding the National Assembly Election, which is scheduled for February 7.

“I am ready to resign, but also obliged to hold National Assembly Election,” PM lamented.

PM Deuba along with Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha has reached Mahendranagar today to attend convocation ceremony of Far-western University on Saturday.

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