Three-party meet ends inconclusive

KATHMANDU, MAY 31 -

The meeting of the senior leaders of major three political parties—UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML—ended inconclusively as the parties stuck to their guns on prime minister's resignation.

During the meeting held at CA hall in the capital on Monday, the big three parties could not reach an agreement as the ruling allies NC and UML reiterated their stance that contentious issues in the army integration process should be resolved before prime minister’s resignation.

The Maoists, on the other hand, has been demanding prime minister’s resignation as per the three-point agreement reached on May 28 before heading for other issues.

Maoist Vice Chairman Narayankaji Shrestha, talking to reporters after the meeting, charged the NC and UML of trying to breach the agreement.

Though the meeting was dubbed as top brass meet, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was not present.

Mohan Baidya, Baburam Bhattarai, Narayankaji Shrestha and Dinanath Sharma are representing the main opposition Maoists, while Nepali Congress Acting President Sushil Koirala, Ramchandra Poudel, Bimalendra Nidhi, Arjun Narsingh KC, and Krishna Sitaula, and UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, Ishwor Pokharel, and  Bharat Mohan Adhikari are representing the two ruling parties.  

The meeting was expected to discuss the implementation of the deal, which includes integration and management of the Maoist combatants and the prime minister's resignation to wave the path for the formation of a new national consensus government.

 

Posted on: 2010-05-31 02:21