Kathmandu, February 22:

The Nepali Congress today expressed serious concern about the government’s ‘ignorance’ on the implementation of the nine-point commitments of the Prime Minister and threatened that it would take serious steps to pressure the government for its implementation.

“We are waiting for the three-month deadline given by the PM to expire. If the commitments were not implemented on time, we will take serious steps from the parliament and from people’s level,” NC spokesperson Arjun Narsingh KC said, making public the decisions taken by the party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting which concluded yesterday. KC also said the Maoists had not dissolved the paramilitary structure of Young Communist League. He also said fake publicity had been made about the return of the seized property in many cases.

PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal had assured the parliament on January 7 that the government would implement the NC’s nine-point charter of demands within three mothers. Two major demands of the NC were the immediate return of seized property and the dismantling of the paramilitary structure of the YCL.

The PM, while addressing the parliament for the second time, had fixed a deadline of three weeks to dismantle the YCL and three months to fulfil all other demands.

NC also decided that bases for state restructuring should be sovereignty, national unity and integrity, physical structure of the country, population, natural resources and economic potentiality, proximity of caste, language and culture, political and administrative viability, feelings of people of all areas and groups and the autonomous and inclusive federations.

The meeting also condemned the haphazard transfer of government employees by violating law and tradition.

“The employees have been transferred on the basis of ideology, which is objectionable,” a press statement issued by the party stated.

The NC also condemned the Maoists’ move to appoint academicians in three national academies.