Big three parties decide to address demands of disgruntled parties thru talks


KATHMANDU: Top leaders of the three major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist— have decided to address the demands of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front through talks.

A meeting held at the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala's official residence in Baluwatar on Thursday made the decision to this effect.

The alliance has been demanding withdrawal of curfew, sending the Nepal Army personnel to the barracks, releasing all arrested protesters, compensation to the family of deceased and treatment of injured protesters, among others.

According to the UML chief whip as well as a member of the government's talks team, Agni Kharel, the parties have decided to provide compensation to the families of those killed in violent protests in various parts of Tarai and free treatment to the injured.

Kharel said that the parties have also agreed to urge the UDMF to withdraw blockade at the border points and stop violent movements.

The three parties and the Front are holding talks today itself, Kharel said.