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Major Parties differ on some points for new government; 24-fringe parties to meet on Wednesday

Kathmandu: The leaders of the four major political parties failed to reach into consensus on some points of the proposal presented to the top leaders by the task force of four political parties on Monday. The top leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and the major three parties UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML could not reach an agreement especially on the issue of distribution of citizenship certificates in the Madhes, voter registration and constitution of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Chairperson of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP), Mahantha Thakur informed that the meeting held serious discussions on the topics on which the leader could not agree. Although there was no agreement in the meeting today, the leaders have said they would put in efforts to that end immediately.

The political parties had formed the taskforce for forging common understanding with a guarantee of the basis for holding the elections by this mid-June and for the preparations required for this. It is said that though the parties have agreed on many points of the recommendations submitted by the taskforce, there are some points remaining in which the top leaders of the four parties will have to hold further discussions to arrive at a conclusion.

Meanwhile, 24 fringe parties are scheduled to meet tomorrow to finalize their strategy on the proposal of forming the election government led by Chief Justice and to express reservation over boycotting them during the process.

A meeting of the fringe parties held at the Office of Rastriya Sadbhawana Party decided to hold the meeting of 24 parties to express reservation over the CJ led government and President bypassing  the small political parties during the discuss of forming the CJ led government.

Chairperson of the Janata Party United Kiran Magar informed that they will submit a memorandum to the President.

Some four political parties have been organizing protest programs against the decision of the major political parties to form the election government led by Chief Justice.

Published Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 | 10:11 AM

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