Talks will guide future, say leaders

Kathmandu, May 6 :

Nepali Congress joint general secretary Dr Ram Baran Yadav said today that the talks to be held between the government and the Maoists would decide the process of election to a Constituent Assembly (CA).

“As the parliament has decided to go for election to the CA, the process of the election will be decided only after talks between the government and the Maoists,” Yadav said at Reporters’ Club.

“Whatever the sovereign people decide through the election to the CA will be acceptable to all,” Yadav said, stressing the need to institutionalise the achievements of the people’s movement.

NC standing committee member Bamdev Gautam said the country was moving towards a “democratic republic” and it would be moving ahead according to the seven-party alliance’s six-point agreement and the alliance’s 12-point pact reached with the Maoists.

“Though the government is going slow, its achievements are commendable,” Gautam said, urging the government to book those who tried to suppress the movement.