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Dr calls artists, just to say “I am not hungry for power”

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has consulted the cine-artistes at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar today.

The Prime Minister has already discussed the leaders of political parties, civil society and business community for his attempt to forge consensus for national unity.

During the meeting, the PM has said that he was committed to forging national unity by ending the present political deadlock.

PM’s aide Prashant Lamichhane said PM Bhattarai also expressed his confidence that the political parties would forge consensus either sooner or later as they have no other options left.

According to Lamichhane, the PM told the artistes that he was not a power-hungry leader but giving way out to the country’s political crisis was his major concern.

During the meeting, PM Bhattarai also said that the government was committed to the development of film industry and expressed concerns saying that Nepali films were shadowed by the foreign films.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister pledged to take possible initiative to resolve the problems of piracy and issue of royalties.

The artistes demanded that the government form a trust for the welfare of the artistes and resolve the issues of piracy and royalty from the CRBT, said film director Ashok Sharma.

Bhuwan Chand, Yadav Kharel, Nir Shah, Basundhara Bhusal Ashok Sharma, J B Tuhure, Shambhu Rai, Udaya Subba, Pradip Udaya, Ujjawal Ghimire, Kiran KC, Jitu Nepal, Dipak Raj Giri, Dipashree Niraula, Binita Baral and others were present during the meeting with the Prime Minister. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, June 28th, 2012 | 10:28 PM

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