Sushil hangs out a hope to those concerned
N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: Sushil Koirala has said that political parties are into final negotiations with each other to conclude the tardy peace peace while also finalizing the new constitution by May 27 deadline.
He said this at a function organised by constituent assembly members to put pressure on political parties.
Koirala said he was optimistic about consensus among the major parties on contentious issues. “We are in the final stage of discussion. There are one or two hurdles. We can pull if off by May 27).”
He said the country would plunge into a crisis if the parties fail. “Time is running out, but we have no alternative. We have to pull it off,” he said. “If we fail to draft the statute, none of us can escape from the catastrophe,” he said.
He said his party will lead the efforts while calling on the Maoist leadership to resolve intra-party differences.
Prachanda should not delay the peace process in the name of resolving differences, he said, adding that there are no intra-party disputes within his party over peace and constitution making.
The lawmakers also met CPN-UML leaders in the afternoon. During the meeting, senior UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said the constitution making process will see a breakthrough once the Maoists take forward the army integration process.