End of deadlock is in sight, says Yechuri

KATHMANDU: Politburo member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechuri, who is on a three-day visit to Nepal said the political uncertainty in Nepal would end soon and take the right course.

"Similar confusion was there among the Nepali people before the CA elections and therefore I believe that Nepali politics would take the course for which top leaders have begun dialogue," Yechuri said, while addressing the media at an interaction organised by Reporters Club Nepal today.

When asked what advice had he brought for Nepali leaders, he said, "It's purely a political visit." Yechuri said he was in Nepal to express solidarity to the Nepal's ongoing peace process. "People of Nepal are to decide on their fate and the Nepali leaders themselves would decide when and how to draft the new constitution." He opined that the army integration process and drafting of new statute should move hand in hand. "The most important thing is that both tasks should be completed before May 28," he added.

Yechuri, who landed here on Sunday on the invitation of President and Prime Minister, said he met scores of Nepali politicians, including UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, vice-chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai, foreign department chief Krishna Bahadur Mahara, UML chief Jhalanath Khanal, K P Oli, NC leaders Dr Shekhar Koirala, Krishna Prasad Sitaula among others. He, however, could not meet Girija Prasad Koirala.