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Big Three’s first meet after Prez’s second deadline, albeit inconclusive

KATHMANDU:
Albeit inconclusive, top leaders of three major political parties-UCPN (Maoist), Congress, UML- have sat together to hold ‘serious and positive’ talks today for the first time after the President Dr Ram Baran Yadav issued second deadline to recommend the Prime Minister of national consensus.
The meeting held at a hotel in Gaushala on Tuesday afternoon fails to hammer out any deal as the leaders of ruling and opposition parties remained firm on their respective claim over the post of prime minister of the to-be-formed national unity government.
However, the leaders have said that the parties would agree on a package deal soon to end the political and constitutional complexities.
For Congress General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula, this was the meeting that the leaders held meaningful and serious talks for the first time since the dissolution of the constituent assembly (CA).
“In the discussion, we proposed for the exit of the Bhattarai-led government in a dignified manner. Maoists have requested for a day or two to hold necessary discussions,” UML Vice-Chairperson Bamdev Gautam informed media-persons after the meeting.

UCPN (Maoist) Leader Amik Sherchan informed that the top leaders are also scheduled to meet on Tuesday again as all were of the same opinion that there was no option to a consensus.

Published Date: Monday, December 3rd, 2012 | 11:01 AM

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