The main ruling allies – the UCPN (Maoist) and the Madhesi Front – have defended the four-point agreement signed between them, which has courted controversy with the opposition parties and a section of the Maoist party opposing it.
According to Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s press advisor Ram Rijhan Yadav, the UCPN (M) and the Front leaders concluded that the four-point agreement was correct and agreed to counter the criticisms in their own ways.
The two sides also agreed that there is no point creating further controversy over the statement of Defence Minister Sarat Singh Bhandari’s statement because he has already clarified that he is committed to national integrity and sovereignty.
They also agreed to reach out to the Nepali Congress and the UML for consensus on issues related to peace process and constitution.
Similarly, they concluded that the murder charge against Land Reform Minister and Maoist politburo member Prabhu Sah is unfounded that the case must be dismissed.
Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister Bhattarai, Madhesi Front leaders Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, Mahantha Thakur, J.P Gupta, Rajendra Mahato and Defence Minister Bhandari were present at the meeting held at PM’s residence, Baluwatar. nepalnews.com