Youth wings for national consensus

KATHMANDU: Youth wings of parties represented in the Constituent Assembly, excluding the Unified CPN-Maoist, on Thursday demanded an end to the existing political stalemate and formation of a national consensus government.

A meeting of the youth wings held at the office of Democratic National Youth Federation (DNYF) decided that national consensus government would be essential to lead the peace process to a logical end, to institutionalise the achievements of the peoples’ movement and to draft the new constitution upholding the federal democratic republic.

The youth outfits also expressed concern and condemned the attacks on party leaders and cadres in Ramechhap, Rolpa, Bara, Dhading and Dolakha. “We call on the UCPN-M to respect democratic values and end their violent activities,” stated a release issued here.

They also expressed concern over Maoist chairman Prachanda’s discourse as spilled by the controversial video tape. Mahendra Yadav, president, Nepal Tarun Dal, Ajambar Kambang Rai, president, DNYF and Rastriya Prajatantrik Yuva Sangh, Nepal Yuva Pariwar and Pragatishil Yuva Sang Nepal representatives attended the meeting.