No headway in all-party meet, next round of talks Monday
The all-party meeting called by President Ram Baran Yadav ended Sunday night without mending fences between four major parties and CPN-Maoist vis-à-vis the November elections. The leaders, however, agreed to resume talks on Monday.
Participants of all party meeting called by President Ram Baran Yadav at Shital Niwas on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. nepalnews.com/ANA
Leaders of four major parties termed the talks 'positive' while the CPN-M said the parties could not agree upon their four-point proposal put forth on Friday.
"Among the demands of CPN-M and its alliance, we were ready to hold a round table conference and revoke the High Level Political Committee. But they insisted on changing the government," said Nepali Congress vice president, Ram Chandra Poudel.
"Parties did not agree to defer Constituent Assembly election and set up a new political government," said CPN-M secretary Deb Gurung.
President Yadav decided to call the meeting after several requests were made by the CPN-M to summon such a meeting. The first round of meeting, which leaders termed 'positive', ended on Friday.
Sunday's meeting dwelled on the four-point proposal put forth by the CPN-Maoist. The proposal included demands of a round table conference, replacing Regmi government with a political one, postponing polls to Chaitra (March/April) and declaring contents of a new constitution in advance. Nepalnews.com