‘Past Indo-Nepal accords should be aligned to contemporary needs’

Top Bahadur Rayamajhi

KATHMANDU,        Aug 14: Deputy Leader of CPN (Maoist Center)’s Parliamentary Party Top Bahadur Rayamajhi has stressed the need to align the past agreements made between India and Nepal according to the contemporary needs.

Speaking during an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Monday on the occasion of the 70th Indian Independence Day, Rayamajhi said, “Nepal-India bilateral relation traces back to ancient times. Despite some disputes, we have developed a positive relationship. Many agreements and treaties have been made in the past. The accords need reconsideration and modification as per the contemporary needs.”

On the occasion, leader Rayamajhi also said that his party would vote in favor of the for the under-discussion constitution amendment proposal, adding that the government was making serious effort in gathering two-thirds majority in support of the bill to get it endorsed through t he parliament.

However he said that support from his party would not be enough to endorse the proposal. He added, “Constitution does not fulfill each and every demands of Maoist Center. Neither has it met all the expectation of the Nepali Congress nor the main opposition CPN-UML. The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal leaders must realize it and show some flexibility on their stance.”