Kathmandu, February 23
Considering perennial crisis of petroleum products and other essential goods, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today told top leaders of the SPA that he would seek rights of the landlocked country to ease up the crisis, according to a source close to the PM.
“It’s high time that Nepal sought the rights of the landlocked country to ensure smooth supply of essential goods, including the petroleum products,” the source quoted the PM as telling top leaders of the CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist, Janamorcha Nepal and NWPP at a meeting in Baluwatar.
The source told this daily that the PM would “use diplomatic channels with Nepal’s friendly countries” to ensure continued supply of petroleum products and other essential goods in the country. “The ongoing Tarai unrest is not the only cause of crisis in the supply of petroleum products but other aspects are also involved in it,” the source quoted the PM as telling the SPA leaders.
The PM is said to have told UML general secretary and Maoist chairman that he would hold talks with the agitating parties in any part of the world if that helped resolve the crisis. Sources said the PM would take “appropriate steps” by tomorrow evening if the UMDF leaders did not give up the demand of one Madhes, one Pradesh by tomorrow morning. The source, however, did not say what steps he would take to bail out the country from the ongoing crisis.
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