Serious Confrontation Is Likely: Bhattarai

Serious Confrontation Is Likely: Bhattarai

Feb. 27, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -16 February. 13- 2015 (Falgun 1, 2071)

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Baburam Bhattarai has said political parties should sit for talks after the opposition parties stage their show of strength in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Stating that the ongoing street protests by UCPN (Maoist) and other opposition parties were only aimed at piling pressure on the ruling parties to adopt consensus course for bringing the new constitution, Bhattarai said his party is still for settling disputes through dialogues.

“We are still for settling disputes through dialogue. If the ruling side is not ready for this, we will have no option but to launch next stage of decisive agitation that might lead to serious confrontation," Bhattarai told media persons in Kathmandu on Thursday.

"We don´t want to take such a course but if the ruling side does not express readiness to settle issues in consensus, we will be left with no choice."

He said leaders from ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML were complicating the situation by trying to produce a new constitution against the spirit of the Interim Constitution and past historic accords such as the Comprehensive Peace Agreement-2006 and the 12-point understanding.

Bhattarai, who is leaving for India on Saturday evening, said he is scheduled to call on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and that he may hold some other political meetings.

 

 

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