Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said his party was committed to federalism with identity but made some compromises on certain issues in order to forge consensus.
Receiving a memorandum submitted by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities at his residence in Lazimpat in the Capital , Chairman Dahal said his party had to be flexible on some issues for consensus but the party had not given up the issues it had been raising in the past and urged the delegation to take the deal positively.
Chairman Dahal said the party has not retracted from its main agendas and some of the issues it has been voicing, adding that a few of the issues are not addressed by the 16-point-deal and these would be settled while naming and demarcating the federal states.
He said the UCPN (M) had become flexible to avert the possible crisis of consensus becoming elusive, adding if his party did not become flexible on the issues of federalism with identity and its stance of ten provinces, this could possibly put the nation on the status quo forever.
The UCPN (M) Chairman said the economic and social issues were on shadow and even there were the chances of losing the achievements received from various movements,.
NEFIN representatives drew the attention of Dahal regarding the federal states.