Big III to form common view on UDMF demands by Sunday

KATHMANDU: Top leaders of major three political parties have decided to form a common view on demands of the United Democratic Madhesi Front by coming Monday, January 17.

UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal posted on his personal website after a meeting today that the big parties agreed to form a common view on the report presented by two task forces of the Big III and the UDMF by the date.

They also decided that a political mechanism that could be formed to review the existing demarcation of federal units could be given legitimacy either from the Parliament or through the Constitution amendment.

According to UCPN-M Vice-Chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha, the meeting decided to address demands of the agitating alliance before the next Parliament meeting scheduled for coming Tuesday.

The task forces would be assigned to prepare for an agreement before the date, according to Shrestha.

The parties had held a meeting to assess progresses made by the task forces regarding finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing political tension and concluding the ongoing Constitution amendment process.

Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala were also present on the occasion.

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Inter-task force meeting postponed

Meanwhile, the meeting between the two task forces representing the Big III and the UDMF scheduled for today has been postponed.

It has been learned that the meeting was postponed for internal discussions.

(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)