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No need to extend CA term: Baidya

The government has registered a bill seeking yet another extension of the Constituent Assembly term. What will be your position on the bill if put to vote?

We will discuss this issue with all the parties. We will also ask the chairman (Pushpa Kamal Dahal) and Baburam (prime minister) why they took the decision without discussing the issue in the party and without garnering support from other parties. We will then decide our move.

In your opinion, should the CA term be extended?

There is no reason to extend the CA term unless there is any change in the existing situation. If the term extension was necessary, the UCPN (Maoist) should have consulted other political parties and worked out a political solution. There should be no confusion that we are for a pro-people constitution. So, they should have sought views from other parties. Unfortunately, they did not.

What would be the alternative to term extension?

Let us find out an alternative to term extension through consultation with other parties. We should find out a political solution through consensus.

So, should the CA be dissolved?

Seeking alternative should not mean dissolution of CA. There is a need for consensus among all parties. How can the term be extended without consulting other parties?

If Chairman Dahal decides to move ahead without your support, what will be your faction´s move?

I do not want to say what we would do in that situation without consulting my comrades. But, it is necessary for us to take our position on the issue soon.


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