CA outweighs Maoist arms

Says better days ahead

Birgunj, September 17 :

Deputy Prime Minister Amik Sherchan today said that the constituent assembly issue was more challenging than that of the management of Maoists’ arms. Sherchan, also the chairman of Janamorcha Nepal, was speaking at a press meet organised by the Parsa chapter of the Federation of Nepalese Journalists here. He said the problem of arms management would be solved automatically after political issues like constituent assembly are solved.

Stating that the talks between the government and the Maoists were positive, Sherchan said the state is heading towards better times. Stressing that the differences between the seven-party alliance and the Maoists should be smoothened out, he assured that the upcoming summit talks would solve all problems.

“Rumours about the peace process are being spread for the past some days. Do not be confused; the peace process will be a success soon,” he said, claiming: “We will surprise the world by establishing peace in the nation as per the intention of the people and by unifying the government and the rebels.” Sherchan added that elections to a constituent assembly would decide the King’s position.

According to him, there is no possibility of the government or the Maoists spoiling the peace process. There is also no question of the Maoists’ return to the jungles, he said. “The government should honour the spirit of the people’s movement and counter all kinds of conspiracies. Doubts will be raised if there is any more delay in the constituent assembly elections,” he said.

Sherchan, who is also the Health Minister, said the health workers’ strike was meaningless because the ministry is in the process of amending impractical Acts. Speaking on the occasion, Janamorcha Nepal central member Bhim Prasad Gautam said his party was ready for the establishment of a loktantrik republic through a constituent assembly.