No basis for talks with CPN-Maoist: NC leader Dr Ram Sharan Mahat

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress central leader Dr Ram Sharan Mahat has said that there is no basis for talks with the dissenting CPN-Maoist.

At an interaction in Reporters Club today, Mahat said talks with the hardline CPN-Maoist at this time is not possible at any cost as the position of the CPN-Maoist and other parties was different.

Club’s chairman Rishi Dhamala presided over the program.

He said, “The 11-point agreement and 25-point order issued by the President to clear constitutional obstacles, current government and November 4 election will not be changed.”

“How talks could be held as the CPN-Maoist is demanding termination of these all,” he questioned.

On the occasion, Chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal Upendra Yadav said election on November 19 is impossible until their grievances were addressed. Election under the current circumstance is like staging a drama, he blamed.

He said, “The 25-point President’s order is obstacle. That should be corrected. A single person cannot be the Prime Minister and Chief Justice.”

Likewise, leader of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Pashupati Shumsher Rana said wayout to the current political situation should be sought after holding intensive talks with the agitating parties.

He also accused the four major parties of not being serious to that end.

Like, Upendra Yadav Rana also demanded resignation of Khil Raj Regmi from the post of Chief Justice.