Have been walking on a knife-edge, says PM Dahal

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said he had been walking between multiple challenges while in the office and had been maintaining the balance accordingly.

Addressing a function organised on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar festival in Kathmandu today, he said, "There are knife-edges on both left and right sides. The situation is such that we have to walk along the centre safely."

"We have reached this place through struggles," he said, "Now again, we are serious about giving the nation the political stability and taking it ahead towards financial prosperity by turning the challenges into opportunities."

Explaining that not all communities had taken the ownership of the Constitution, which he said was nevertheless dynamic and progressive, Dahal said the government was moving ahead to address identities and rights of all through a Constitution amendment.

Dahal said the Constitution was inclusive, as a result of which powerful state positions had been taken by members of diverse communities and genders.

"The government is fully committed to holding elections after maximising acceptability of the Constitution," he said, "Only this can open the door to more rights by protecting already achieved rights."

Leaders of the Tamang community and various other parties had also addressed the function which featured multiple cultural performances from the community.