KATHMANDU: Expressing sadness over the failure of ongoing talks, the 33-party alliance on Saturday warned of launching stern protest if the election were held at the existing state of affairs and "if the leaders of four major parties did not rectify their decision against the round-table conference."
After the talks with the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) failed, the constituent parties held a meeting at the CPN-Maoist's central office in Buddhanagar to discuss their future strategy. Subsequently a press conference was organised.
At the press conference, CPN-Maoist Chairman Baidhya dubbed the HLPC as syndicate, and accused it of showing reluctance to resolve the crisis. "We tried to resolve the crisis but the four-party syndicate did not want that to happen," he said.
Now, the alliance will intensify its protest, according to him. The protest programme, however, will be announced after holding further discussions.
"Two days ago all the political parties had reached to a theoretical agreement to hold a round-table conference. The leaders of four parties, however, abruptly breached today the agreement to hold the round-table conference and were not even ready to give continuity to the talks," a statement issued by the CPN-Maoist on behalf of the alliance said.
The alliance suspected if the foreign power centres had any hand in thwarting potential agreement among the parties, and asked the parties to seriously think over their decisions to end the talks.
The alliance has warned that the leaders of four parties would be responsible for the repercussions of protest programmes.