Maoist acts will hamper peace bid, says NC veep

Nepalgunj, November 18:

Vice-president of the Nepali Congress Sushil Koirala has said that if the CPN (Maoist) drags illusive politics against consensus, it would have negative impact on the peace process.

Speaking at a press meet organised by the Nepali Congress (Banke), here today, Koirala said the act of kidnapping and recruitment by the Maoists would create problems. Koirala urged the CPN (Maoist) to immediately stop such activities.

“Nobody should put hurdles at a time when the country is heading towards elections to a constituent assembly,” he said, adding: “The existence of the country will be jeopardised if the agreement is hindered.”

Koirala said the process of unification between two Congress parties has taken a speedy passage. The unification is inevitable, he said.

Minister of State for Information and Communications and government spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badu said the historic agreement between seven political parties and the CPN (Maoist) has helped develop a culture of consensus.

He said the government has been engaged in homework to make the communication sector well-managed, adding that the government is sensitive about the right to information.

Meanwhile, speaking at a programme organised by the Nepali Congress (Banke), Koirala and Badu said the onus is on party workers to establish a sustainable democracy.