Kathmandu, June 3 :
Terming the Maoistsâ€™ House dissolution demand â€œirrelevantâ€, general secretary of the Nepali Congress (NC) Ram Chandra Poudel today said the Nepalis cannot be sovereign unless the Maoists dump their guns.
â€œDissolution of the House is irrelevant until and unless another representative body is established,â€ Poudel said, urging the Maoists to speak the â€œlanguage of responsibilityâ€ and urged the talks teams of both the sides to concentrate on creating a favourable environment for the elections to a Constituent Assembly (CA). â€œNext round of talks should focus on creating a secure and conducive environment for the CA elections,â€ Poudel said at an interaction organised here today by the Dhaulagiri-Kathmandu Samparka Manch.
He also asked the Maoist leaders to clarify whether the people can vote without fear. â€œIn a loktantra, people should be free from fear. The people want to be free from fear of the Maoists. It is the duty of the Maoists to convince the people,â€ he said, adding: â€œPeople cannot be sovereign unless the Maoists dump their guns.â€
The Minister of State for Environment, Science and Technology Man Bahadur Biswokarma said the government is committed to providing assistance to the families of the martyrs.