Kathmandu, February 22:

Constituent Assembly (CA) members of the Nepali Congress said today that the Maoists’ arms and ammunition were the main obstacles in the peace process. They also asked the former rebels to hand over all their weapons to the state to establish sustainable peace in the country.

Speaking at a programme organised to observe the 87th birth anniversary of NC leader Mahendra Narayan Nidhi here today, CA member Nilambar Acharya accused the ex-king and the Maoists of attacking the democracy and depriving the people of real democracy. Acharya added that the new constitution should guarantee rule of law in the country and end impunity.

NC general secretary and CA member Bimalendra Nidhi said the Maoists should change their policies, objectives and procedures of governance as per the need of time. He also said the increasing use of weapons and recent remarks of some Maoist leaders were posing threats to democracy. He also urged the political parties to be united and work on people’s primary agenda.