Four-party meet inconclusive; top leaders to sit for 'decisive' talks
Major political forces have agreed to make last-ditch efforts to seek a solution to the political and unconstitutional crisis.
Senior leaders of four major political forces - UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, UML and Madhesi...
Top leaders of the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Madheshi Morcha who met at the office of the Army Integration Special Committee, Naya Baneshwor, discussed both options to -- going for fresh polls or reinstating the Constituent Assembly -- to resolve the crisis.
"The meeting decided to entrust the top leaders with the responsibility of holding decisive talks to end the deadlock," said NC vice president Ram Chandra Poudel after the meeting.
UML leader Madhav Nepal said although the meeting dwelt on the budget and possible political outlet, leaders were yet to reach an agreement on any issue.
However, he claimed that the parties ‘agreed’ to resolve the political and constitutional deadlock at the earliest, forge consensus for formation of a unity government before Tihar and then go for fresh election.
UCPN (Maoist) spokesperson Agni Sapkota said leaders said they agreed to document all constitution-related agreements that were made in the past.
Madhesi Morcha leader Rajendra Mahato said the parties were still divided on the way forward. Leaders are yet to reach an agreement on whether the CA should be reinstated or should it be allowed to promulgate the constitution by incorporating the issues that were agreed earlier.
Opposition parties have said they will step up anti-government protests if the 'decisive' talks do not yield results. nepalnews.com