Prime Minister Sushil Koirala intensified political parleys on Sunday by holding separate meetings with President Ram Baran Yadav and chief of his main coalition partner CPN-UML.
He met President Yadav at Shital Niwas in the evening and discussed the latest political situation of the country including the constitution drafting process. During the meeting, PM Koirala also briefed the President about the BIMSTEC summit he had recently participated in Myanmar, it is learnt.
Prior to that, PM Koirala had reached the residence of CPN-UML chair Jhala Nath Khanal in Dallu to discuss a host of pressing political issues.
During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the issue of holding the elections for the local bodies at the earliest. They also talked about the emerging dispute on the issue of whether the President or the Constituent Assembly chairman should authenticate the new constitution first.
The participation of small parties in the government and 26 CA seats to be fulfilled on the recommendation by the cabinet also featured highly during the meet.
Talking to media-persons after the meeting, UML chair Khanal said that the elections for the local bodies should be held as early as possible.
“We want the elections for the local bodies to be held before the promulgation of the constitution. It’s Election Commission’s call now. We would make necessary preparation for the local bodies’ election as soon as the Election Commission gives us a go ahead,” Khanal said.