Nepal: Maoist‚ UML hold talks on national unity govt
KATHMANDU: Top leaders of two leftist parties- UCPN (Maoist) and the CPN-UML- on Friday held talks on matters relating to the formation of the national consensus government.
The meeting held at Singh Durbar was focused on forging ahead by becoming united on the issues relating to the peace process, constitution drafting process and formation of the national consensus government, it is learnt.
The parties have agreed to hold further discussions after forging consensus on the peace process and constitution drafting process with other parties.
The bilateral talks also concluded that completion of the peace process and the constitution drafting process, the present main agendas of the country, were possible only by the government of the national consensus.
Talking to media persons after the meeting, UCPN-Maoist Vice Chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha said in the present context there was no other alternative for parties than forming the national consensus government.
"The meeting held serious discussions on expediting talks with other parties for forming the national unity government", he added.
UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Vice Chairman and prime ministerial candidate from the party, Dr Baburam Bhattarai and another Vice Chairman Mohan Baidya Kiran were among those present in the talks.
Similarly, CPN (UML) Chairman and Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal, talks team coordinator Madhav Kumar Nepal, General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel, Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam and senior leader Bhim Rawal attended the meeting.