NC, UML leaders discuss political bottleneck

June 3rd, 2008 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, June 3 (ANI): In the wake of rising differences between the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (CPN-M) and the other Constituent Assembly (CA) parties, the leaders of the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML on Tuesday discussed issues crucial to the next government including constitutional amendment and power-sharing.

According to Kantipur, the major parties minus the CPN-M are in favour of an amendment seeking a provision of a simple majority to form and dissolve the government.

Similarly, the Maoists, who are poised to lead the soon-to-be-formed government, have stuck to their stance claiming the posts of both the President and the Prime Minister, while the other parties continue to strongly oppose the idea.

Todays meeting ended with an understanding to seek consensus within two-three days after holding serious discussions with the CPN-M, the single largest party in the CA.

Prime Minister and NC President Girija Prasad Koirala, Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel, UML General Secretary Jhala Nath Khanal, leaders Madhav Kumar and Amrit Kumar Bohara, among others were present during the meeting held at the Prime Ministers official residence at Baluwatar.

Meanwhile, PM Koirala and the UML leaders discussed former King Gyanendra Shahs request for a new residence.

The NC and the UML have agreed that the government will soon make a decision after consulting with other political parties, NC leader Minendra Rijal informed. (ANI)

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