By Our Correspondent
Parsa, June 15
Unified CPN (Maoist)’s Madhes Bureau In-charge, Girirajmani Pokharel said the five-point deal struck for peace and constitution is being misinterpreted.
Talking to journalists in brief after addressing a gathering of frontline leaders and cadres of the party in Birgunj, leader Pokharel reiterated that the UCPN (Maoist) is committed to the peace and constitution making process.
The gathering was organized as a preparation of the condolence meet in memory of martyr Rit Bahadur Khadka in Rautahat on June 16 in the presence of Maoist Chairperson.
The five-point deal was the outcome of common line of three leaders of the party though they came up with differing views in Palungtar conclave, he argued, adding that his party has not been deviated from the direction of peace and constitution.
The Jhalanath-led government should not pull out hands till there is no consensus among the parties, he suggested, adding that the prime minister will resign from his post no sooner the alternative is explored.
Party’s politburo member Haribol Gajurel, Bhojpura Secretary Anjana Bisankhya including other leaders also attended the gathering but leaders close to party vice-chairperson Dr, Babruram were not shown up.
Meanwhile, Mahendranagar, June 15: Leaders of the main political parties have expressed commitment to prioritise development works in Kanchanpur district.
A joint team of the Unified CPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Ganatantrik after handing over a memorandum to the Prime Minister and ministers said this by organising a press meet.
Establishment of Far-Western University, construction of Sripur-Kaluwapur and Daiji-Jogbudha road section, development of physical infrastructure of Mahakali Zonal Hospital, construction of a ring road in Bhim Dutta Municipality and river control the priority areas.
The local parties have agreed to work for these five development activities, said Kanchanpur In-Charge of Unified CPN (Maoist) D. Pandey.
Congress Kanchanpur Secretary Bhoj Raj Bohara said a mechanism has been formed under the District Development Committee to speed up development activities.
Kanchanpur Chairman of UML Ishwori Kharel said development work will start once the district receives budget. The team of local parties had returned from their visit to Kathmandu on Monday.
Meanwhile, the NGO Federation of Nepal has expressed worry over the looming risk of peace process and constitution drafting being overshadowed within the extended period of the Constituent Assembly.
The eight full meeting of the federation held today said the Constituent Assembly forged to fulfill aspirations of people following the Jana Andolan to institutionalise historic changes couldn’t make substantial progress within three years of period.
The umbrella body of NGOs appealed to the political parties and CA to bail the country out of the present political problems and implement the five-point implement signed by the three major parties.
It also urged the parties and CA to complete fundamental works of peace process and make public the first draft of the new constitution within Aug 31 by addressing the sentiments of people expressed in Jana Andolan.
The meeting stressed for formation of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a commission to search for the missing people and a high-level peace process monitoring commission.
Flaying repeated attacks on journalists, it called for probe into the attack on Biratnagar-based journalist Khilanath Dhakal and action against the guilty.
Concern: The NGO Federation of Nepal has expressed its concern over the danger to ongoing peace and constitution drafting processes which are being overshadowed by the extension of the Constituent Assembly tenure.
The eighth plenum of the federation held today said the Constituent Assembly was formed to fulfill aspirations of people following the Jana Andolan to institutionalize historic changes couldn’t make substantial progress within three years of period.