The lion’s share of the time of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is taken up by meeting with the cadres of his party and the members of Constituent Assembly (CA). According to his press advisor Bishnu Rijal, PM becomes busy from 8 am till 8 pm. In an analysis of his schedule carried out by Abhiyan daily, of the total 39 meetings he attended, 25 were with the CA members and his party cadres. They were followed by the foreign diplomats. In fact, none of such meetings with cadres, CA members or foreign diplomats necessitate the presence of PM himself. The CA members who want development plans and budget for their constituencies can do so through the officials at the Ministry of Finance and National Planning Commission. “It is better to meet party cadres at party office. As far as foreign diplomats are concerned, except the most essential, other meetings should be handled through the relevant sections of the Foreign Ministry,” said a political analyst.