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Dahal urges Prez to extend consensus deadline


UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal has urged the president to extend the deadline to common prime ministerial candidate of consensus government. The third deadline ends today.

It is understood that Dahal, who reached President Ram Baran Yadav's official residence in Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday morning, said that there was no alternative than to extend the deadline. Sources said that Dahal had claimed that the parties were inching closer to a deal.

Major party leaders wasted first three deadlines of a total of 20 days to hammer out a deal for consensus candidate.

Posted on: 2012-12-12 10:51