UCPN (M), UDMF agree to go for fresh polls
The UCPN (Maoist) and United Democratic Mashesi Front (UDMF ) have decided to go for fresh Constituent Assembly election as the opposition parties Nepali Congress and CPN-UML didn't show any sign to accept their proposal to reinstate the dissolved Constituent Assembly (CA).
A meeting of the coalition partners held at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar, took the decision. "In the talks between four major political forces scheduled for today, the leaders of the ruling parties will agree to go for fresh CA elections if the NC and UML do not accept the proposal to reinstate the CA as the first option to give outlet to the country," Sadbhawana Party chairman Rajendra Mahato told Nepalnews.
"We are also ready to promulgate new constitution by forging agreement on 10 federal state suggested by the State Restructuring Commission and form unity government under NC's leadership," he added, "The new parliament can amend the number and the name of the federal provinces."
Mahato, however, said if the opposition parties do not agree on this option, there would be no option to the fresh CA election.
Meanwhile, a meeting of office-bearers of the NC held this morning ahead of the four-party meeting, concluded that the talks between the parties should focus on issues related to election, mainly about removing the constitutional barriers.
Leaders of four major political forces - UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, UML and Madhesi Front - are sitting for talks today which they said are going to be decisive. nepalnews.com