No talks unless ruling parties rectify mistake: Bhattarai

UCPN (Maoist) senior leader Baburam Bhattarai has said that consensus is still possible if the parties decide not to go voting to settle disputed issues in constitution writing and promulgate a new constitution through majority.

Speaking at the Reporters Club Nepal on Thursday, Bhattarai, however, said that fruitful talks with the ruling parties is not possible unless the latter decides not to bring new constitution through the majority process.

The 19-party alliance led by the UCPN (Maoist) has decided not to sit for talks with the ruling parties, unless the latter agrees to settle the disputed issues in constitution writing through consensus. “I still see a hope for consensus if the ruling parties correct their mistake and avoid confrontation,” said Bhattarai.

He claimed that the opposition parties have resorted to protests as they have no other alternative.

Source: Republica