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Nepali Congress accuses PM of unwillingness to fill constitutional vacancies

Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma

Kathmandu, September 16

The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of unwillingness to make appointments at various constitutional bodies where several positions are vacant.

The party’s spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma says the opposition party should not be blamed for delays in filling the vacancies. He also accuses the prime minister of having a tendency of blaming the opposition party for failures.

Sharma’s statement comes at a time when many leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party have claimed the opposition party did not cooperate in making appointments at various constitutional bodies. Currently, there are 39 vacancies in 10 constitutional commissions.

The Constitutional Council, comprising representatives of the both sides, is mandated to recommend names for the positions whereas the president shall appoint them.

Sharma says the ruling party has been unable to finalise various pending issues when the opposition’s involvement is not necessary.

“Provinces have not been named though there are NCP governments. Leadership positions at various universities are vacant,” he says, “Therefore, blaming the opposition for indecision is wrong.”’

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