UCPN (M) leaders plead for consensus from Khula Manch
Leaders of the UCPN (Maoist) have stressed on the need for consensus among the political parties to end the current political impasse. Addressing a mass meeting at Khula Manch (open air theatre) in Kathmandu on Friday, the Maoist leaders urged the opposition parties to seek possible ways to consensus to form unity government and hold fresh Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.
Maoist leaders in a mass meeting organised at Khula Manch in Kathmandu on Friday...
Addressing the mass meeting, Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said there was no alternative to consensus as there was no elected body to settle the disputed issues after the dissolution of the CA.
"There is no alternative to the consensus. We need new constitution. So, I am not going to criticise other political parties at this moment," Dahal added, "But constitution should be made by the CA only. It is our bottom line."
Dahal who is also the former Prime Minister said that his party would not compromise on the issue of identity under any circumstance.
On the occasion, Prime Minister and Maoist vice chairman Baburam Bhattarai urged the opposition parties to join the government to turn it into the unity government with the mandate of holding fresh CA election.
He also said that the main reason behind of failure of the CA to promulgate new constitution was the ideological difference between the parties representing oppressed and oppressors.
PM Bhattarai also said that announcement of the fresh election was the democratic move of the government as it was in line with the Supreme Court's verdict.
Central leaders of the UCPN (Maoist) representing women, indigenous, Madhesi and Dalit community had also addressed the mass meeting that was boycotted by Mohan Baidya faction.
The Maoist party had brought a large number of the cadres to Khula Manch in an apparent show of strength just a week after the opposition parties organised a mass meeting in the capital. Nepalnews.com