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Extending five-day deadline to parties for sixth time, Prez embarks for India trip

KATHMANDU:
After the all-party-meeting called by the President Dr Ram Baran Yadav in a bid to forge consensus also ended inconclusively, President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has extended the deadline for the sixth consecutive times for five more days to recommend the Prime Minister candidate of national consensus. The deadline has come on the wake of President’s six-day long official trip to India that begun from today. President has flown to India today at 3:30 PM from a chartered plane leading a 23-member delegation.
According to the new deadline set by the President Dr Yadav, political parties should forge political consensus for the formation of a national consensus government till December 29.
President Office has said that the deadline was extended following the request of the political parties.

President Dr. Yadav has issued a call for the political parties first time on November 23. Within a month, President has been repeatedly extended his deadlines for the parties to forge much-hyped national consensus. Though the leaders of the parties have been claiming that they are closer to the deal to end the impasse, such deal along with forming the consensus government has remained elusive.
Earlier today, the President has summoned the leaders of parties representing the dissolved Constituent Assembly for an all-party-meeting. However, the meeting couldn’t yield any result after the leaders of the major parties refused to budge from their earlier stances. During the meeting, he has expressed his desire to see consensus between the parties upon his return from the India trip. He has also informed the leaders that he will cut his trip short if the parties forge consensus back in the country.

Published Date: Monday, December 24th, 2012 | 02:53 AM

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