Nepali PM calls for concluding peace process on time

10:45, June 01, 2011      

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Nepali Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal urged all parties on Tuesday to forge consensus so as to conclude peace process on time.

Addressing the nation two days after the extension of Constituent Assembly (CA) term for three months, Khanal said the CA is the only democratic institution to realize people's mandate to conclude peace process by drafting new constitution.

Khanal's brief address focused on a five-point deal reached by three major parties -- Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) ( UCPN-M), Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN- UML) and Nepali Congress (NC) -- on May 29 which demands his resignation.

The deal paved the way for the CA to adopt a bill to amend Interim Constitution of Nepal 2007 so as to extend CA term for three months after its term expired at midnight on May 28.

"I'm ready for any type of sacrifice for the national consensus, " he said.

Khanal, however, gave a clear hint that he will not resign until there is a concrete agreement to form the national unity government, otherwise it would leave the country in a state of uncertainty.

Khanal, who is also the chairman of CPN-UML, appealed the main opposition party NC to initiate steps for the formation of new government.

He said that there was no alternative but national consensus for ensuring peace and constitution in Nepal.

Source: Xinhua
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