Govt, Maoist talks moving ahead positively: Lekhak

Dhangadhi, August 13 :

Minister of State for Labour and Transport Management and member of government peace talks, Ramesh Lekhak, today said talks between the government and Maoists is moving ahead in a positive manner.

Speaking at a press conference held at the Nepali Congress-Democratic office here today, State Minister Lekhak said the separate letters with same details sent to the UN by the government and Maoists also shows that talks are heading towards the positive direction. The agreement on arms management is also moving ahead in a positive note, he added.

“UN team with arms or not are ready to ready to monitor the situation here. It depends on what we demand but we seek monitoring without armed personnel,” he said.

Earlier, State Minister Lekhak met NC-D cadres of Kailali district and held discussions.

RSS reported Minister of State for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Urmila Aryal as saying today that an all-party government without the parliament would have no meaning.

Speaking at a press conference organised by the Press Chautari, Kaski, Minister Aryal said the parliament should be developed as an institution to alert the government.

Both the government and the parliament would follow the agreement and understanding of the eight-parties, she said.

She also informed that the government is about to carry out a separate bill related to the children.