KATHMANDU: The four-party meeting called to dwell on portfolio-sharing at the Defence Ministry in Singha Durbar has hit a snag owing to the discontentment of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF).
The four parties – Unified CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UDMF have held a meeting to finalise the issues of portfolio sharing among the newly sworn-in ministers.
Though UML General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel has been appointed as Deputy Prime Minister, UML Central Committee member Radha Gyanwali, Parshuram Khapung from Rastriya Janashkti Party, Anil Jha of Sanghiya Sadbhavana Party, Keshav Man Shakya from Nepa: Rastriya Party, Chandra Dev Joshi from CPN –United, and Eknath Dhakal from Nepal Pariwar Dal are yet to be allocated portfolios.
The UDMF has been piling pressure on the three major parties to review the decision on the 11 states, warning that it would quit the government and hit the both street and the parliament right from tomorrow unless the decision is reviewed immediately.
However, it held that it will not obstruct the constitution drafting process.
The four party meeting is expected to resume after the House meeting, sources said.