CHITWAN: UCPN-Maoist leader Dev Gurung said that their ongoing agitation was aimed at supporting the constitution drafting process.

Speaking at a training programme of Joint National People's Movement Nepal in Chitwan today, Gurung also blamed that the present government was not serious about drafting the constitution. "This is exemplified by lack of agreement among political parties," he said. He further argued that the present coalition supported the status quo as it was in their advantage.

He further stated that some foreign powers would not want the constitution to be drafted. "Political instability means a playing field for them," he said.

He added that the parliamentary parties and the imperialists were against the army integration. He reiterated the need of continued agitation on the streets as that would be a setback for the parties wanting to impose presidential rule in the country.