Kathmandu, June 19 Chairman of CPN Maoist Centre Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said it was possible to fulfil the demands of the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front, but did not reveal his formula to rope them in. CPN-MC leader Mani Thapa claimed that Dahal was in close contact with the agitating UDMF and their issues were much closer to his party’s agenda. Therefore it would be easier for the party to resolve them. Thapa opined that the nation cannot move ahead without resolving the issues being raised by Madhesis and Janajatis at the earliest to ensure proper implementation of the new constitution. Bringing the UDMF to the helm could help reduce risk of non-implementation of the statute that has institutionalised the achievements of all the people’s movements so far, he said. He further said CPN-MC was for amending the constitution to incorporate the demands of the Madhesis and Janajatis and bring them in the national consensus government. He said the main opposition party Nepali Congress was also positive about resolving the issues of UDMF and has been accusing the UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli-led government for failing to do so. The then Unified CPN-Maoist had severed ties with the United Democratic Madhesi Front and joined the major parties to ensure that the country got the new constitution despite the party being discontented with different provisions of the statute. Spokesperson of CPN-MC Pampha Bhusal also said that demands of the agitating Madhesis and Janajatis should be resolved through dialogue and discussions and that could pave the way for a national consensus government. “CPN-MC is for resolving the issues of agitating parties by amending the new constitution,” she said, adding that national consensus government was a must for concerted efforts to implement the statute and expedite reconstruction works. The leaders believe that UDMF is fed up with the continuous struggle and is seeking a safe landing for its movement. Therefore it will be easier for the parties to take them into confidence by fulfilling their major and genuine demands. It may be recalled that Prime Minister Oli had rejected the final agreement reached between the talks team of the major parties and the agitating UDMF’s talks team.
‘Amend statute to resolve Madhes issues’
Published: 04:35 am Jun 20, 2016