Caretaker govt has no right to sign treaties: Koirala

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Kathmandu, Sep 13 (UNI) A day before Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal leaves for India, veteran Nepalese politician and former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said the present government was just a caretaker and it had no right to sign any treaties and understandings.

''The present government has no right to do any other task but to draft the constitution,'' Kantipur quoted Mr Koirala as saying while speaking at a programme here today.

Mr Koirala said the government was focussing only on the political game rather than emphasising on writing the constitution.

The present government has to write the new democratic constitution within two years' time and so far no initiative has been taken.

The election was held in April and a coalition of mainly leftist parties led by Maoists has been formed, including the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum.

''The government's main work is to gain peace, creating political stability and constitution formation; and for this, the Nepali Congress (NC) will help,'' said Mr Koirala.

He also opined that the NC was ready to alert the government if it failed to fulfill its responsibilities.

Mr Dahal, who is known as Prachanda, would visit India from September 14-18.


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