Chair of CPN-Maoist Centre Pushpa Kamal Dahal met Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chair of the Federal Council of Janata Samajbadi Party– Nepal Baburam Bhattarai separately this evening.

He discussed formation of the next government with them.

According to Deuba's personal aide Bhanu Deuba, Dahal told Deuba that they should join hands in forming the next government.

Deuba told him that he would discuss his proposal with NC leaders.

Earlier, the NC had refused to reveal which faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) it would support, as the rival factions had not formally split.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 10, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.