Parties urged to respect past agreements

NEW DELHI: Nepali Diaspora Associations today expressed concern about the ongoing political crisis in the country and urged the political parties to continue working in the sprit of comprehensive peace agreement.

The representatives of the Nepali Congress-affiliated Nepali Jansamparka Samiti, CPN-UML-affiliated Nepalese Migrant Association, India and Rastriya Janmorcha-affiliated Mul Prabah Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj urged the political parties of Nepal to form a consensus government in order to bring the peace process to a logical end.

In a talk programme organised at Jawaharlal Nehru University today, Bal Krishna Pandey, General Secretary of NJS said the current crisis of confidence among the political parties has jeopardised the integrity of the nation.

Khem Chandra Dhakal, President of NMAI said the Unified CPN-Maoist was solely responsible for the new political crisis.

Girdhari Lal Neupane, president of Mul Prabah Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekata Samaj said the amendment to the constitution that replaced the provision of two-third majority government with simple majority provision was the root cause of crisis of confidence among the political parties.

Speaking on behalf of the Nepali students in New Delhi, Uddhab Pyakurel said Nepal witnessed unimaginable changes in last few years, but Nepalis could still fulfil their aspirations if all the stakeholders worked in the sprit of peace accords.

Other speakers that attended the talk programme organised jointly by NJS, NMAI and Loktantra and Shanti Ka Lagi Sahmati Abhiyan urged the political parties to uphold the spirit of peace accords.

Indian well-wishers, professors also attended the talk programme. Vijay Pratap, a socialist leader, who went on hunger strike during 2006 movement against the then royal regime of Nepal, also took part in the programme.