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Party claims for consensus before Prez’s trip to India; Khanal says: new PM tomorrow

KATHMANDU:
Leaders of the four major political forces- UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and United Madhesi Democratic Front (UDMF)- have claimed that they would forge the much hyped national consensus until tomorrow before the President leaves for India for his 6-day official trip.
Meeting the President at his own official resident Shital Niwas today, they have assured the President that they would come up with the Prime Minister of national consensus by tomorrow. They also informed the President that they have narrowed down the disagreements and end all the disputes by Monday morning.
Following the meeting, UML Chairperson Jhalanath Khanal, who seemed upbeat, told the reporters that they have founded the basis for the consensus and added they will forge consensus until tomorrow morning. “The disputes will be resolved by tomorrow and the nation will get the new PM,” he claimed.
Likewise, Congress General Secretary Krishna Prashad Sitaula said that they will keep on making the attempts for consensus until 9 AM. However, he said, an alternative will be floated at the all-party-meeting tomorrow. After the major parties failed to forge much anticipated national consensus despite of President’s five times deadline within a month, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has invited all the parties ‘ leaders representing in the dissolved Constituent Assembly to find the way-out for the current crisis for an all-party-meeting tomorrow at 9 AM at Shital Niwas.

Published Date: Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | 07:05 AM

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