Maoist supremo calls for roundtable conference to draft constitution

UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal (File Photo/Reuters)
UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal (File Photo/Reuters)

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said there was no alternative to national consensus among the parties for writing a new constitution.

The UCPN (Maoist) Chairman said his party was ready for the formation of a national unity government by resolving the disputes seen in the constitution writing process.

Addressing a gathering at Panga in Kirtipur of Kathmandu Constituency No. 10 on Saturday, Dahal made it clear that the UCPN (Maoist) was ready to make any sort of sacrifice to ensure people’s rights.

Dahal said, “People will not accept at all if the parties remain reluctant to provide rights to them and give a way out to the deadlock.”

Saying that the parleys with other parties were underway, the former Prime Minister expressed confidence that the parties would succeed in bearing positive results.

The Maoist Chairman proposed other parties to hold discussions for consensus from the point where the parties had reached before the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly (CA). “Let’s bring constitution from the CA and search for other options if needed,” Dahal said.

He reiterated that bringing a new constitution through roundtable conference and commission was not acceptable to his party.

Leader Dahal said brining constitution through the roundtable conference and commission was a ploy to prevent people from being powerful.

Commenting on the party split, the Maoist Chairman said those who were publicizing that the UCPN (Maoist) left the agenda of federalism with identity and therefore could not remain in the party were unable to respect the needs and sentiments of people and country.

“Those splitting the party on impulse will be limited only in the history.”

He also urged the leaders of the dissident faction to unite under the flag of the Unified CPN (Maoist).

“Kiran comrade will know everything in real if he comes to reality by quitting the narrow circle of some people,” Dahal said.

Being misled by the aspirations of people’s war and people’s movement and only pointing fingers to the leadership and attempting to prove revolutionary will have no existence in the future, he argued.  RSS

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