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PM: Consensus clock ticking


As the third deadline given by President Ram Baran Yadav is ticking away for the parties, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has said consensus would be forged soon to end the protracted political impasse.

Addressing the closing ceremony of an international art and sculpture workshop in Makwanpur on Tuesday, PM Bhattarai said the parties were holding serious talks to hold Constituent Assembly elections by April/May. The parties are capable to end the present crisis, he said.

“The hard-earned achievements, Loktantra, republic and secularism, could be lost if an alternative to the political parties and leaders is sought,” Bhattarai said. He also called on the parties to think about the country and people in this critical juncture by giving up lust for power. Twenty-three sculptors, including five foreigners from Japan, South Korea, China, Italy and France, were displayed in the 15-day workshop organised at Gumbadanda in the district. On the occasion, the participants demanded that the government protect and promote home-made sculptures.


Posted on: 2012-12-12 08:26