Govt committed to holding polls soon, PM tells EU Troika

Kathmandu, December 5:

European Union’s Special Delegation, which is on a visit to Nepal, called on Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala at the prime minister’s official residence at Baluwatar this morning, and acquired information on the present political situation of Nepal, peace process and the Constituent Assembly election.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Koirala said the government was committed to hold the CA polls as soon as possible in consensus with the seven political parties, said NC Central Member Chakra Prasad Banstola. The PM said demands of all would be fulfilled gradually after the peace process moves ahead and the election date is fixed.

The seven parties should be one to reach the peace process to a logical conclusion, the Chair of the EU Pedro Moitinho de Almeida said, and assured that the EU would support and cooperate in each decisions of the Nepali people.

The team met CPN-UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal today. During the meeting, the members of the team put forth their queries regarding the ongoing peace process. Nepal said efforts were being made to take the peace process towards a meaningful conclusion and expressed the confidence that the country would find a way out through consensus among seven parties. The EU Troika also held an interaction with office-bearers of the NHRC today.

On the occasion, the NHRC office-bearers emphasized on putting an end to impunity in Nepal and establishing a human rights culture in the country immediately.