13 April, Kathmandu-Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has urged the senior leaders of the Madhesh-centric parties to avoid agitation and instead come to consensus and collaboration.
The call by the Prime Minister for a dialogue comes a day after the Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of Madhesh-centric parties decided to wage a movement after rejecting the second constitution amendment bill registered by the government at the parliament secretariat.
In a telephone call to the leaders today, Prime Minister Prachanda urged them to come to the negotiating table and thereby not go after the incitement of anyone, according to the PM’s press advisor Govinda Acharya. The Prime Minister made a call to Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chair Upendra Yadav, Tarai-Madhes Loktantrik Party Chair Mahantha Thakur and Sadbhawana Party Chair Rajendra Mahato and expressed his willingness to resolve any outstanding issues.
Stating that local-level elections were the need of the nation, he urged the leaders not to give themselves to instigation and resolve national issues through talks and dialogue. The government had withdrawn its earlier constitutional amendment proposal to replace it with a new one on Wednesday. However, the Madhesh-based parties said the new proposal too does not address their demands.
Saying that the prejudices cannot meet the national necessities, the Prime Minister added that the disputed issues could be settled through talks and dialogues.
PM Dahal also drew attention of the leaders to focus on problem solving by joining the talks immediately after returning to the capital city. The PM also argued that the new amendment proposal was registered at the request of the Madhes-centric political parties and stressed to hold talks and create environment conducive by remaining in the periphery of the same proposal.
The government was moving according to the needs of the country and people and the government was ready to proceed by taking all parties and sides into confidence, Acharya quoted the PM as saying.
In response, the top leaders of the Madhes-centric political parties expressed their readiness to join the talks, taking the PM’s call positively.