PM calls Madhes-centric parties for talks

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal  has urged senior leaders of the Madhesh-centric parties to avoid agitation and instead come to consensus and collaboration.

 The call by the Prime Minister for the dialogues comes a day after the United Democratic Madhesi Front, an alliance of Madhesh-centric parties, decided to wage a movement after rejecting the second Constitution amendment bill registered by the government at the Parliament Secretariat.

 In a telephone call to the leaders today, Prime Minister Dahal urged them to come to the negotiating table and thereby not to go for incitement of anyone, according to the PM's press advisor Govinda Acharya.

 Stating that the local level elections were the need of the nation, he urged the leaders not to give themselves to instigation and resolve national issues through talks and dialogue.

 PM Dahal also drew attention of the leaders to focus on problem solving by joining the talks immediately after returning to the Capital.

 The PM also argued that the new amendment proposal was registered at the request of the Madhes-centric political parties and stressed holding talks and creating environment conducive for the polls by remaining in the periphery of the same proposal.

 In response, the top leaders of the Madhes-centric political parties expressed their readiness to join the talks, taking the PM's call positively, Acharya claimed.