Kathmandu, June 3 :

Nepal Tamang Ghedung (NTG) has begun a national training programme on the representation of Tamang community in the election to Constituent Assembly (CA), restructuring of the state and the concept of Tamsaling Autonomous Region.

Addressing the function speaker Subash Nemwang said there is no question of the failure of the ongoing Maoist-government talks because the election to constituent assembly is the major agenda for both the parties.

“All earlier talks failed because the then governments were not prepared to go for the election to constituent assembly,” he said. He added that he was working to ensure the fair participation of all the indigenous nationalities of the nation in the election to constituent assembly.

Senior journalist Shyam Shrestha said the sovereign parliament could, if it had the guts, decide on the fate of monarchy.

“Parties are using the monarchy in order to counterbalance the Maoists,” he said, adding that the government should immediately take action against senior level army officers as “they had been leading the suppression of the Nepali people”.

Janajati leader Sitaram Tamang laid stress on the need for an all- sector political conference claiming that was the best alternative to sort out all the impending problems. Talking about proportional representation, he stressed the need for compulsive laws so that parties may turn up with their indigenous candidates in the elections thus ensuring representation of indigenous community in every sector of the nation.

During the same function, NTG president Mahendra Jung Tamang felicitated speaker Nemwang and Janajati leader Sitaram Tamang. The training session will also discuss on the political proposal submitted by the NTG.

On the second day of the training, the probe report of the Nagarkot incident will be discussed.

The training will be followed by other regional level trainings at different parts of the nation, including Nuwakot, Kavre, Pokhara, Chitwan, Sarlahi and Urlabari.