KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya said on Friday that the present political deadlock prolonging as the major political parties were concentrating more on power rather than on crisis resolution. Inaugurating the Sambad Dabali at Anamnagar in the Capital, Chairman Baidhya said that consensus should be sought by keeping people in center.
Saying that consensus and agreements were signed in the past by betraying the people, he added all should be aware not to repeat the same fate. He said, “Consensus and agreement should be forged aiming to address the problems of women, madhesis, dalits, indigenous, peasants and workers, and issues of nationality.” Baidhya also revealed that the President and top leaders of major political parties have reached near consensus behind the curtain. On the occasion, UCPN-Maoist Agni Prasad Sapkota cautioned that political power could be lost from the parties’ grip if country’s present situation was not understood well.
Sapkota asked the opposition leaders to submit bases on how the country’s problems could be resolved by making Sushil Koirala the prime minister replacing Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai. Likewise, CPN-UML leader Pradip Nepal said that political deadlock would not end until elections to the local bodies were held. Similarly, Nepali Congress leader Dr Minendra Rijal urged the prime minister to save the country for plunging into crisis.