Kathmandu, March 3 : The government and the Netra Bikram Chand Group have begun the first phase talks today.
The talks were held at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar this morning and the consultations have moved forward towards the positive direction, said Dr Rajan Bhattarai, a member of the Government Talks Team, who participated in the talks.
The government and the Chand Group had announced their talks teams separately on Tuesday. Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa is the coordinator of the government talks team while Khadga Bahadur Bishwokarma is the coordinator of the talks team of the Chand Group.
The talks process has proceeded ahead after the Chand Group which had been banned for its involvement in violent activities, showed its readiness for talks and dialogue on the topics related to the nation, nationality and people’s livelihood.