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Elections based on political consensus: PM Dahal

2016-10-01

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Kathmandu, Sept 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the government was committed to holding elections in all three levels by January 2018 for the welfare of the country.

Addressing the First General Convention of the Press Centre Nepal here Friday, PM Dahal said elections is essential for implementing constitution, so government has mobilized every resources to accomplish this task.

"For the elections, all political parties' consensus and cooperation is must," he underscored.

The PM, who is also the Chairman of the CPN (Maoist Centre), also reminded that the late Girija Prasad Koirala was the stalwart figure to hold the first election to the Constituent Assembly successfully. Now, we're in the government, and if we can't do anything good for the welfare of the people, the country fails.

According to him, the government was active in accelerating the post-earthquake reconstruction activities and the economic activities as well.

"I've not done any agreement with any side jeopardizing national interest," he made it clear, adding the government was always for nationality.

Moreover, the PM pledged that government would provide any sort of assistance for the development of journalism and communications sector.

On the occasion, CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Barsha Man Pun argued that only his party could lead the country. RSS

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