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Four parties fail to find consensus; to continue talks tomorrow

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the four major political forces—UCPN -Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and United Democratic Madhesi Front ended inconclusively on Friday as well as leaders still differ on contentious issues including citizenship, voters’ registration and formation of truth and reconciliation commission, among others.

The political parties on Thursday claimed that they are near to consensus and will resolve all contentious issues by today for forming the election government led by Chief Justice. The leaders also informed that they have decided to hold more talks on contentious issues. The political parties failed to find consensus as some leaders of each political parties are against the deal.

The leaders, however, said that the dialogue is moving towards positive direction and they will forge the deal in all thorny issues soon. The top leaders will continue their discussion on Saturday as well.

A meeting of the taskforce earlier set up to facilitate the formation of a chief justice (CJ)-headed poll government held a meeting at the army integration Special Committee secretariat in New Baneshwor on Friday.

Talking to journalists while emerging from the meeting leader of Nepali Congress Bimalendra Nidhi said, “We failed to strike deal on some issues. We have forwarded them to the senior leaders to finalize it.” The next meeting will be held on Saturday.

A day earlier, the parties had reached understanding on issues related to distribution of citizenship certificates, formation of a truth and reconciliation commission and conclusion of remaining tasks of army integration.

Published Date: Friday, March 8th, 2013 | 10:36 AM

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