Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gajurel sees obstacles in peace process

A senior Maoist leader has said he sees big obstacles in the peace process due to the sudden evolution of an alliance among Nepali Congress (NC), Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF).

“Clearly this is an unholy and apolitical alliance. People who had said there is no Madhes within Nepal and those who talk about two-nation theory are in an unholy alliance. This will certainly complicate the peace process,” said Chandra Prakash Gajurel aka Gaurav.

Gajurel categorically stated that his party will stay in opposition if their presidential candidate loses the election on Monday.

“There will be no way we can join the government. We will play the role of opposition within constitutional parameters,” said Gajurel.

He also feared difficulties in the constitution-making processes in the coming days. “Situation is such that they cannot make constitution without forging wider understanding,” he said.

Maoist-nominee Ram Raja Prasad Singh is contesting the presidential election on Monday.

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