Kathmandu, June 24 :

Minister of State for Water Resources Gyanendra Bahadur Karki today said that the parliamentary forces have reached a consensus on an election to a constituent assembly as the arbiter of the future political system in the country.

“All the political parties have agreed on an election to constituent assembly as the arbiter of the future political system in the country. In other words, people are the arbiter of the political system,” Karki, a central leader of the Nepali Congress (D), said while speaking at a function in the capital.

Referring to the obstacles faced by the incumbent government, Karki said that the government would have to tackle these challenges.

“Nepal, China and India started almost together. We, however, are lagging because we could not build a system. That is our challenge ahead,” Karki said, adding, “Much will depend on how fast the political parties crystallise the common agenda.”

Karki also called for a faster paced approach to the constituent assembly election.