The three major political parties –UCPN-Maoist, CPN (UML) and Nepali Congress (NC)—continued their discussion to thrash out the differences seen in constitution drafting and peace process on Sunday.
The meeting held at the UML chairman Jhala Nath Khanal’s residence at Dallu this morning briefly discussed the formation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances (CID), it is learnt.
However, the meeting ended without making any progress on the issues discussed upon today.
Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, vice-chairman Mohan Baidya, leaders Dev Gurung and Ekraj Bhandari, NC president Sushil Koirala, vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel, leader Dr Minendra Rijal and UML chairman Jhala Nath Khana, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and leader Bhim Rawal attended today’s meeting.
The meeting was cut short as UML leaders had to attend the inauguration of the party’s National Representatives’ Council (NRC) meeting starting today.
Yesterday’s meeting held at Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala’s residence in Maharajgunj had ended inconclusively after discussing the issue of the Maoist combatants’ integration.
During the meeting, the NC and UML refused UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s proposal to give high rank to the combatants in the proposed directorate through political decision while integrating them.
The next three-party meet has been called for March 8. nepalnews.com