|Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal being welcomed in a programme marking the Jayapu (indigenous peasants of Kathmandu) Day at Bashantapur in Kathmandu Wednesday, Dec 02 09. nepalnews.com/rh|
Speaking at a programme organized in the capital on the occasion of Jyapu Day Wednesday, PM Nepal dismissed Maoist claims that their plan to declare federal states is as per the tenet and spirit of the Interim Constitution.
He criticized the Maoists for their plan to declare federal states at a time when the political parties are holding discussion on state restructuring, adding that the Maoist move is objectionable.
"I am surprised upon learning that the Maoists plan to unilaterally declare federal states," PM Nepal said, "this is not only against the peace accord, but also the interim constitution and puts a question mark on the significance of the Constituent Assembly itself." nepalnews.com