Achievements of people`s movement may be lost: Nepal PM

Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has warned that there is a `danger of losing the achievements` of the `People`s Movement` of 2006 in the absence of national unity and collaboration among political parties.

Last Updated: Apr 08, 2011, 00:18 AM IST

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath
Khanal has warned that there is a `danger of losing the
achievements` of the `People`s Movement` of 2006 in the
absence of national unity and collaboration among political
parties.

He called all sides to cooperate with the government in
completing the peace process and drafting the new
constitution.

Khanal said, "There is a danger of losing the
achievements of the Peoples Movement in the absence of unity
among political parties."

Addressing the Parliamentary committee for international
relations and human rights, he said the government will
strictly maintain law and order to check growing criminal
activities in Terai, the southern Nepal districts.

The government will not compromise in the matter of law
and order in the country, he said.

The Prime Minister`s remarks came in the wake of series
of explosions that rocked Terai districts over the last one
week.

The police has arrested five people including president
and vice president of an underground outfit called `Nepal
Rebellion Maoists` from the capital and seized three pistols,
bullets and a large cache of explosives from them.

Khanal said the government is trying to strengthen
political, economic and trade relations with its neighbour
India on the basis of mutual benefit.

He also underlined the need to regulate the open border
between Nepal and India which is being misused by criminals.

"Nepal government appreciates government of India for
showing, understanding, goodwill and cooperation in the fields
of constitution making, peace building and socio-economic
development of the country," he said.

PTI