Deuba blames electoral system following alliance govt

Janakpurdham, Dec 22: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has blamed the electoral system behind formation of alliance government.

He argued it is the electoral system that ensures inclusion and proportional representation, but single- party majority.

Present electoral system impedes parties from forming a single-party majority government, so there is no option but to forge a coalition, he said.

NC President Deuba said it during the first Madhes convention of the party that kicked off here Thursday.

He underlined unity within the party to strengthen the new system. Party building must be prioritized, Deuba said, arguing that once the party is robust, the system becomes strong.

The NC President further viewed that the NC and Madhes must be strong to fend off assaults on recent achievements such as federalism and inclusion.