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Prachanda puts chances of peace at very low

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

KATHMANDU: Prachanda on Saturday put chances of concluding peace process and promulgation of a new constitution as very low.

Speaking at the party office he said Congress and CPN-UML are not serious about completing the twin tasks.

“The political scenario of country is not showing the sign of promulgation of new constitution,” Prachanda is attributed to have said.

Though the parties are getting closer to consensus on the disputed issues on integration, many issues relating to constitution writing process is yet to settled.

He said other parties were backtracking from their position after the Maoist party became united.

“New constitution will be drafted only if Maoist gives up its agenda, which is not possible,” Maoist leader Eakraj Bhandari attributed Prachanda as saying.

Maoist Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya urged the cadres to prepare for revolt as the chances of promulgation of a pro-people constitution has been over-exhausted.

The families of disappeared people demanded relief package from the party and government for their children, threatening to take to the streets against the party unless their demands are met.

They also urged party leadership to be serious about the promulgation of a new constitution and early completion of peace process. Dahal assured them that the parties would form transitional justice
mechanism soon.

Published Date: Sunday, March 11th, 2012 | 10:22 AM

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