Deuba urges Maoists to join gov

BANKE: Senior leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba today urged the UCPN-Maoist to hold talks with the government to iron out differences with the latter.

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Banke chapter of Nepal Press Union here, Deuba said the NC wanted the UCPN-M to join the present government.

“It will be easy for the government to complete the tasks of writing the new constitution and

taking the peace process to a logical conclusion, if the former rebels join hands with the government,” the former PM said, expressing optimism over the Maoists joining the


“If they join the government, the tasks of writing the new constitution and rehabilitation of the

PLA combatants will be a lot easier. It’s also mandatory for the Unified

CPN-Maoist to join the government as the PLA fighters won’t be integrated until the draft of

the new constitution is ready,” he insisted.

Deuba also said the government was gradually solving the problems plaguing the country. “Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is an experienced leader. He is accomplishing tasks assigned to him smoothly.”

Stating that the anarchic activities by the Young Communist League (YCL) cadres were creating problems in the country, Deuba underscored the need to bring an end to the culture of impunity.

The former premier, however, was optimistic about the drafting of new constitution within the stipulated time frame.