KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha has said that conducive environment would be created for holding elections on November 22 if the Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) expressed their willingness for the national consensus.
Speaking at an interaction in the capital today, Shrestha said constitution could be amended and peace building process could be given a momentum based on consensus of the opposition parties.
Shrestha who is also the UCPN (Maoist) Vice-Chairman said that the recently concluded seventh plenum of the party has stressed on safeguarding national independence and moving ahead by changing the form of the revolution.
Saying he would like to extend his best wishes to Pranab Mukherjee, the President-elect of India, the Maoist Vice-Chairman made it clear that the UCPN (Maoist) has not changed its previous stands on India.
On the occasion, Shrestha said that opinions vary in the UCPN (Maoist) regarding the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA) signed with India and other agreements too.
In a separate context, the Deputy Prime Minister said he has no belief that the Nepal Army would seize the state power, as the national army has accepted the political changes.