Friday, July 11, 2008

Prachanda fears disintegration of the country, stresses on consensus politics

Maoist chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has warned that Nepal could head towards disintegration if it does not stick to the path of consensus politics to prevent such catastrophe.

Speaking at the special press meet organised by the Reporters' Club on Friday, he said attempts were being made to paint the ethnic issues with communal colour to disintegrate the country.

He accused 'regressive elements and foreign forces who claim to be strong democrats' for fanning the communal fire especially in the southern belt.

He expressed dissatisfaction at the remarks the leaders of the Madhes-based parties recently made at the Constituent Assembly (CA) saying they were disintegration-oriented.

He emphasised that the political parties should work together until the new constitution is written. "But, the consensus should not be achieved on the basis of giving certain post to a certain person," he said.

He also stressed that the post of president and chairman of CA should not become a component of power sharing. "Power sharing means sharing of ministerial posts," he said.

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