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New turn in Peace process with Tuesday’s four point deal: Khanal

CPN UML Chairman Jhalnath KhanalRUKUM: Chairman of the CPN (UML) Jhalanath Khanal has said the peace process has taken a new turn after the four-point deal signed on Tuesday.

Talking to the leaders of political parties and the civil society and women’s rights activists in Rukum over the phone as per his campaign to collect suggestions on peace and constitution writing process, he said the way has been paved for constitution writing process after the Unified CPN (Maoist) PLA cantonments and weapons were brought under the government’s responsibility.

Former Prime Minister Khanal expressed his confidence the political parties would soon forge consensus on the technical issues regarding the army integration process.

He said the new constitution would address the problems of all the people and urged all to be confident that the social discrimination prevailing in the Nepali society would come to an end with the promulgation of the new constitution.

Khanal also expressed his commitment to issue the constitution as per the aspirations of Nepali people rather than any external forces.

Leaders of the political parties and the civil society and the women representatives who spoke to the UML chairman Khanal on the telephone suggested the leaders to issue the new constitution in the stipulated time.

They also suggested adopting the federal model and the form of governance that is suitable in Nepal’s context.

In the telephonic conversation with the UML chairman, UCPN (Maoist) Rukum district secretary Ramsur Budha Birat, Nepali Congress Rukum district president Man Bahadur Nepali and CPN-UML Rukum district president Thagendra Prasad Puri suggested to Mr. Khanl to forge unity among all the political parties.

Similarly, Asha Budha of the Rastriya Janamorcha, civil society leader Meen Bahadur Pun and women’s representative Devi Oli urged the parties to formulate a constitution that is acceptable to all.

Two local F.M. radio stations carried live the telephone conversation. RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 | 10:49 PM

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