Posted On - 31/05/2012
May 31 – General Federation of Nepalese Trade unions (GEFONT) has issued a press release regretting unexpectedly death of Constituent Assembly (CA) and has called on all political parties for National consensus to bring the National Politics in Track , asking incumbent Prime minister to quit from the post in order to pave favourable atmosphere.
"The dissolution of Constituent Assembly (CA) has hurt and made GEFONT surprise. Sudden demise of CA without promulgating the new constitution in the midnight of May 27 has shattered the hopes and dreams of all Nepali People who were waiting for new constitution and hoping to end present political transition" the communiqué reads.
GEFONT is sceptical if the election for new CA would be held at stipulated time citing government and leadership of ruling Unified CPN- Maoist (UCPNM)'s non-transparent decision.
"The GEFONT expresses deep regret at this failure despite 4-years long exercise and expenses. We question and condemned the role of UCPN (Maoist) and its close aides-the Madhes centred much divided leaders ", the communiqué further reads.
"In this crucial juncture, national politics should drive forward with cooperation & consensus. However, the mid-night incident of May 27 has created polarization further between the political parties and pushed towards multi-polar conflicts in society. It has shattered, the expectation since six decades, NOT only of all working class– but the working people from various marginalized Caste, Ethnic groups and women, for enshrining their rights in new constitution crafted by their own representatives."
The country is in transition. The vacuum generated due to sudden demised of CA can be bridged by the National consensus only.
"We urge all political parties for National consensus to bring the backtracked national politics in track. We feel incumbent Prime Minister Dr Bhattarai an obstacle for the national consensus; thus we strongly demand his resignation in order to pave the favourable atmosphere for national consensus "; the communiqué concludes.