Govt working to end crisis: Oli to FeltmanPrime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government is open to resolve internal political crisis, which emerged in the aftermath of promulgation of new constitution, through peaceful means of dialogue.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government is open to resolve internal political crisis, which emerged in the aftermath of promulgation of new constitution, through peaceful means of dialogue.
In a telephonic conversation with US Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman on Friday, Oli said a section of Madhes-based parties are concerned regarding the charter and the government was committed to addressing their concerns internally. “The government has already taken initiatives to address the concerns of the disgruntled groups. Talks are progress-oriented,” PM’s Press Advisor Pramod Dahal said quoting Oli as saying.
Under Secretary Feltman inquired the PM about ongoing protestes in southern plains and obstruction in supplying petroleum products and daily essentials from Indian border. The
agitating Madhes-based parties are protesting at border points obstructing the supply of daily essentials for weeks. The public life is largely affected in the absence of petroleum products and other goods.
PM Oli said the newly-adopted constitution has come into implementation after electing key state positions.
Feltman also talked to NC President Sushil Koirala on Friday. During the conversation, he praised Koirala’s role in concluding the peace and constitution drafting processes.
Feltman told Koirala that it is equally important to address the current challenges faced by the country. In response, Koirala reportedly said that the implementation of the new constitution
has begun and that rehabilitation of the quake victim and brining disgruntled parties in the political process are key challenges.
According to Dinesh Bhattarai, Koirala’s foreign relations adviser, Koirala also explicitly made it clear that Nepali Congress will take a lead to address the demands put forth by the agitating parties as well as constitution amendment.