Big III meeting turns fruitless again

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the major three political parties--CPN Maoist Centre, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML--has ended fruitless again, without making any decision about the ongoing House obstruction.

The meeting was called by Prime Minister and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Singhadurbar today.

Leaders of all the parties maintained their own stands regarding the disputed matters of the Constitution amendment bill leading towards another failure before the House meeting scheduled today at 1 pm.

Emerging after the meeting, UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli said his party was firm about its demand for withdrawal of the Constitution amendment bill.

"The House will resume as soon as the government will withdraw the amendment bill," he said, 'Then, the nation will head toward the elections and it will be good."

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel said the parties, however, agreed to continue talks in the consensus bid.

Opposition parties including the UML have been obstructing the House meetings since November 29 when the government registered the bill, which they claim to be an anti-nationalist move.

(Updated at 12:40 pm)

Big III discuss way out to end stalemate

KATHMANDU: The leaders of the major three political parties--CPN Maoist Centre, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML--are currently in a meeting in Kathmandu, on Monday.

In the meeting at Singhadurbar, the leaders are discussing the disputed Constitution amendment bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament, impeachment motion against the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Chief Lok Man Singh Karki and election bills, informed PM's Secretariat.

The meeting follows a reported confidential meeting between Prime Minister and CPN Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli held on Sunday.

It has been learned that PM Dahal sought cooperation from the UML Chairman Oli on forwarding the Constitution amendment bill from the Parliament in their meeting yesterday.

However, Chairman Oli insisted on forwarding the election bills for his party's support to the government. He reiterated that the Constitution amendment bill was against national interests.


(With inputs from Rastriya Samachar Samiti)