KATHMANDU: The leaders of major political parties have agreed to forge consensus in the conflicting issues seen in constitution writing at any cost to promulgate the constitution within May 27.
Major political parties have held discussions regarding the ways to forge consensus in contentious issues, basically the state-restructuring, after the Madhesi Morcha and other Madhes based lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction over the proposal of delineating the country in 11 different provinces.
The meeting was held at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar this afternoon.
Nepali Congress Vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel said the meeting dwelt on possible ways to move ahead in constitution making process at a time when the Madhes-based lawmakers were protesting the 11 province proposal.
He said all disputes will be resolved through discussions based on consensus. The meeting also discussed the demand of the Broader Madhesi Front, he said.
During the meeting, the Maoist leaders have proposed to move ahead in constitution writing process by taking all disgruntled sides into confidence. However, the Nepali Congress leaders have reiterated their stance to follow the May 15 agreement.
Leader Paudel said the constitution would be promulgated by May 27 and discussions were held to contribute from different sides to bring the constitution in the slated timeframe.
He said the top leaders of major three political parties are also scheduled to hold a meeting this evening.
Similarly, the leaders of the UCPN-Maoist and CPN-UML held separate discussion at the Prime Minister's residence.