UN urges constitution in consensus

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
UN urges constitution in consensus

Feb 13, 2015-

UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on Friday made

separate telephone calls to UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and his deputy Baburam Bhattarai to discuss the political situation in Nepal.

During the talk, Feltman told the Maoist leaders that the United Nations wants to see a new constitution based on consensus among the signatories of the Comprehensive Peace Accord. He also reportedly told the ruling parties to stop the majority process and resume formal talks to find a solution to the impasse, said a statement issued by the party.

Feltman was quoted as saying that the UN has sent a similar message to the government side.

“Bhattari told the UN official that his party will sit for talks if the ruling parties are willing to stop the majority process,” according to the statement. Bhattarai told Feltman that the Maoists will be part of constitution drafting if the ruling parties honour past accords.


Published: 14-02-2015 09:16

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