|PM Madhav Kumar Nepal|
PM Nepal reached Bijukchhe's residence in Kamal Binayak at around 11 am today morning to discuss the budget tabled for approval at the legislature parliament including current political situation of the country.
Although much details of the meeting was not known, but it is learnt that PM Nepal met the leader of the small communist party to ask for the latter's cooperation in endorsing the budget.
The meeting comes amid rumors that the UCPN (Maoist) is conspiring to block the passage of the budget through the parliament. For this the Maoists are said to have convinced dissatisfied lawmakers from many parties including PM Nepal's own party CPN-UML not to vote in favor of the budget.
The parliament session which is underway since Monday will be endorsing the budget through election.
After disrupting the house for five months, the Maoists had only few days ago decided to allow the legislature parliament to resume for three days so that the budget could be approved.
Possibly suspecting the Maoists of creating another hindrance in passing the budget, PM Nepal has intensified consultation with leaders of fringe parties like Bijukhche. Reports say that he has also summoned all his party lawmakers who are currently outside the valley, even sending helicopters to get them, to ensure 301 votes needed for passing the budget.
Meanwhile, Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman Subash Chandra Nemwang met Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala today morning and requested the latter to make honest effort to forge consensus between the political parties.
During the meeting held at Koirala's residence in Maharajgunj, Nemwang expressed serious concern over the political parties' lack of resolve to give the country a new constitution by the stipulated time frame and asked the octogenarian leader to take initiative to end the prevailing deadlock. nepalnews.com