An all-party meeting called by President Ram Baran Yadav will be held at 1pm on Sunday. The meeting will be held at the President's Office, Shital Niwas.
The meeting was scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed after the political parties demanded time for internal discussions over a four- point proposal tabled by the CPN-Maoist in the all-party meeting held on Friday.
The four conditions were: postponement of November election to March/April, organization of a round table conference of all parties, charting out future course of politics from the conference and formation of a political government for the election.
President Dr Yadav summoned the all-party meeting with a view to forging consensus among the political parties associated with the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) and 33 parties' alliance led by the CPN-Maoist which is opposing the second Constituent Assembly election announced for November 19 and thereby bringing them to the election process.
A meeting of HLPC held on Saturday maintained that the election date will not change. However, it suggested that some technical adjustments can be made to accommodate the poll-opposing parties. These adjustments include time extension for party registration, candidate selection and voter registration.
“The HLPC has decided that it is not possible to postpone the election. However, we can consider some procedural aspects to accommodate the poll-opposing parties,” Nepali Congress leader Minendra Rijal told reporters after the meeting.
Meanwhile, an office bearer’s meeting of the Nepali Congress held later on the day hinted that the party will support postponing the election to mid-December if it means that poll-opposing parties will join the election. nepalnews.com