Speaking at a mass gathering at Arghakhanchi, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said that if he is given 10 more years to rule he would end poverty and unemployment and transform Nepal into a prosperous country. He claimed his government had already taken steps in the right direction and would increase per capita income to $3000 if given the opportunity.
Referring to the opposition's demand for his resignation, the PM said that there can only be consensus through a package deal which will see him reinstalled as the head of government. "The interim constitution doesn't have provisions for another government after the elected one resigns," he said.
The PM also stated confidently that consensus will be reached by mid-December, and that his party is keeping its options open for either a temporary CA revival or polls in order to work around political and constitutional complexities. "All of us are in one boat right now and if it sinks, we will all go down," he added.
Former Minister for Peace, Reconstruction, and Physical Planning Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said at the same program that only the UCPN (M) could effectively lead the way because the country had already adopted their agendas. Rayamajhi also assured locals that he had plans to expand the historic Masurpata fields in Arghakhanchi and turn it into an international standard stadium.