Is the peace secretariat just an eyewash?
It will take time for the secretariat to become fully operational. We are collecting documents for a peace archive. But we won't wait, we will make peace overtures.
When do you expect results?
So far, we haven't got any authentic response from the rebels for dialogue. The Dasain ceasefire was a gimmick, we are interested in a long-term resolution. Our twin mandates are to restore peace and hold elections, and we are serious about both.
But are elections possible?
If the Maoists respect the sovereign right of the people, they will allow them to vote.