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Major parties least bothered about consensus: CP Gajurel



The senior CPN-Maoist leader lambasted big parties for dissolving the CA earlier

KATHMANDU: Vice-Chairman of the CPN-Maoist, CP Gajurel, has accused the major political parties, namely the Unified CPN-Maoist, the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML), of not bothering to build consensus on issues that his party has been raising.

Speaking at a programme on Current Political Crisis in the Country and its Solution that his party’s Foreign Department had organised in the Capital, Gajurel pointed that the major political parties have not bothered to forge consensus on rescheduling the date for Constituent Assembly (CA) elections and replacing the present government with a new one.

Gajurel criticised the major political parties for dissolving the earlier Constituent Assembly without completing the task of drafting the constitution. He said talks between the government and the CPN-M-led 33-party alliance got stalled as the UCPN (Maoist), NC, and the UML refused to defer the poll date and replace the current government. Gajurel said that only 1,300 former combatants, who fought the decade-long people’s war, were integrated into the Nepali Army. It is an insult to ask around 19,000 People’s Liberation Army soldiers, who fought for change, to surrender, the Maoist leader said.

CPN-Maoist leader Dharmendra Banstola said four political parties are trying to deceive the Nepali people by going it alone in the name of holding fresh CA elections.

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