Propose the candidate for PM, Maoist to Congress
Beleaguered by the President move of calling to the political parties to come up with the common candidate for the Prime Minister with forging the national consensus, UCPN (Maoist) has asked the main opposition party Nepali Congress to propose the name of the candidate for the Prime Minister from the party. The Maoist has also asked the Congress to present the roadmap to resolve the ongoing political impasse including the date of election and PM candidate during the meeting of the meeting of the major three political parties held at the Peace Ministry in Singha Durbar on Saturday afternoon. Congress reportedly told the Maoist that they will propose the candidate of Prime Minister and the roadmap after holding its Central Working Committee meeting.
The meeting was held for the first time today after the President’s call for national consensus government on Friday.
The meeting, however, failed to draw any concrete conclusion. According to CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, the parties were univocal about consensus but concrete decision eluded. However, they would continue discussion, he added.
“No concrete decision was made at the top leaders’ meeting which focused on election in April, constitutional difficulties, formation of national consensus government,” said Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Vice-Chairman of the UCPN-Maoist.
At the meeting, Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai said he would accept any decision the three-party make, Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel said, adding that the talks were very positive and the parties would now discuss for the solution in package.