KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the government was committed to allocating equal rights to all the ethnic groups.
Inaugurating the sixth general convention of Newa Deya Dabu here on Saturday, he said since all the ethnic groups in the country were equal, they need to be given equal rights.
Stating that the country could not get a new constitution from the Constituent Assembly since the political parties could not reach an agreement; the prime minister reiterated that the present political crisis could be surmounted through consensus among the parties.
"All the political problems could be resolved since the present political impasse would be settled through consensus among the parties, although this may take some time," he said.
Noting that the Kathmandu's Newar community has made an important contribution in the establishment of the Communist Party of Nepal, he praised the community for also making significant contribution to making the People's War and the People's Movement successful.
The prime minister also lauded the role played by the Newar community in the peace process and constitution-writing while pointing out the need of more struggle to attain the rights.
The general convention will conclude tomorrow by electing new leadership.