First all-party meet after CA's demise discusses ways to end protracted deadlock
Seeking to find possible ways to end protracted political deadlock facing the country, the four major political forces and various fringe parties in both ruling and opposition blocs held discussions on Tuesday.
In the meeting called by the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, UML and Madhesi Front at the office of Army Integration Special Committee (AISC) secretariat in Naya Baneshwor, leaders of the fringe parties presented varying perspectives regarding the ways to the current political impasse.
Majority of the leaders from the fringe parties are learnt to have agreed to promulgate new constitution through the Constituent Assembly (CA). However, they were divided over whether to go for fresh polls or to promulgate the constitution by reviving the dissolved CA.
Emerging from the meeting, UML leader Bamdev Gautam said that the majority of the leaders agreed to form consensus government and hold fresh CA election to promulgate new constitution. He, however, also said that no conclusion was reached in today's meeting.
The leaders of the fringe parties are also learnt to have cautioned the major parties to lessen the number of the lawmakers if the consensus was forged to go for the fresh election.
According to the source, the opposition parties refused the proposal of the the ruling parties' leaders to give shape of the unity government to the existing coalition government.
Leaders of 32 parties attended the all party meeting which was called for the first time after the dissolution of the CA. Though the Maoist party had called all party in July, the opposition NC and UML had boycotted the meeting. nepalnews.com