33 smaller parties' alliance calls for talks again
The 33 smaller parties' alliance led by Mohan Baidya of CPN-Maoist on Sunday called again for talks with the four major parties, despite ending the previous talks inconclusively vis-à-vis the upcoming Constituent Assembly polls.
Issuing a statement, CPN-Maoist secretary Deb Gurung claimed that they are ready to participate in the second CA polls as a way out to the current political impasse.
"To accomplish the second CA polls, we would like to call upon the four major parties to hold dialogue again," said Gurung. "We urge all to establish national consensus and resolve the outstanding issues collectively considering the grave serious time the nation is undergoing now," he added.
The call for talks has surfaced at a time when the government and four major parties have intensified preparations for the November 19 elections of the Constituent Assembly after talks with the disgruntled group failed to yield concrete results.
Earlier, three rounds of all-party meeting under the initiatives of President Ram Baran Yadav ended in fiasco, as both the parties stuck to their own guns. Major parties could not agree on the alliance's demand for deferring polls and initiating a new process until getting guarantee that the disgruntled group would indeed participate in the polls. The alliance, in its part, failed to provide such guarantee, thus leading the talks to a failure. Nepalnews.com