CHITWAN, May 19: Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Saturday claimed that parties would strike a new deal on federalism on Sunday and forward the constitution writing process.
"There are some issues that need further clarification from us, and they would be settled through dialogue," said Dahal speaking at the golden jubilee program of Narayani Higher Secondary School in Chitwan.
Speaking at a separate program organized to mark the Sakela festival of Kirat community in Kathmandu, Dahal said there would be an agreement on provinces ranging from anything between six to fourteen. He further said the provinces would be based on single-identity.
He complained that he felt encircled by various forces who criticised his every move. "I would have been criticized whether the agreement was reached or not," Dahal said, referring to the agreement on 11-province model and requested people to understand the difficulties he has been facing.