KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress on Sunday raised the issue of formation of a national government at the joint meeting of the major three parties and the United Democratic Madhesi Forum (UDMF).
In the meeting held to resolve the differences among the parties regarding the state-restructuring and forms of government, the major opposition party, backed by the CPN-UML, maintained that the national unity government was also an important issue and it should be discussed simultaneously.
After the four-hour-long morning session, CPN-UML leader Bhim Rawal informed that the issue of formation of national consensual government also made it way in the meeting.
Responding to the queries of reporters, Tarai Madhesh Loktantrik Party (TMLP) Chairman Mahantha Thakur confirmed that the NC popped the issue at the meeting today. The TMLP is one of the constituent parties of the UDMF.
The meeting concluded inconclusive in the late afternoon after the parties failed to build up any agreement in the contentious issues.
UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, however, expressed his belief that the parties would reach an agreement over the issues by Tuesday.