Nine-point agreement necessary, says Nepal

Sindhulimadhi, May 12

Senior CPN-UML leader and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today admitted that the recent nine-point deal signed between the government and its coalition partner UCPN-Maoist was a boon.

Speaking to journalists at a press meet organised by Press Chautari in Sindhulimadi of Sindhuli today, Nepal said though some of the activists have raised their concerns against the agreement, these were irrelevant.

“We have to settle various cases of the insurgency period abiding by the international law at the earliest. Hence, the deal is a boon for the nation,” he claimed.

He argued that there was no point in bothering some key leaders of major parties in the name of cases of the insurgency era.

“Unless the leaders are freed from the cases, we can’t ensure congenial atmosphere, nor can we create a trustworthy environment.

Hence, there was other options in hand other than to sideline the cases,” he argued.