9-point pact. will complete peace process: Shrestha

Kathmandu, May 12: UCPN (Maoist) Vice-Chairman Narayankaji Shrestha has said that the issue of formation of a national consensus government was raised as the present government did not work to give completion to the peace process.

Organising a press conference at his residence at Hattiban, Lalitpur, on Thursday, leader Shrestha said, “It is sad as the government did not show its seriousness to carry out post-quake reconstruction task in an expedite manner as well as to address dissatisfaction surfaced in Tarai-Madhes.”

Expressing the belief that the recent nine-point agreement signed between CPN (UML) and UCPN (Maoist) would complete the remaining task of the peace process and address other national problems, he clarified that none of the political parties could escape in any pretext from it.

The UCPN (Maoist) Vice-Chairman stressed that equal relations with both neighbouring countries is the foreign policy of Nepal. He argued that consensus was forged among major ruling parties to complete the remaining task of the peace process by preparing a work plan. RSS