PM Oli invites Deuba, Dahal for top-level meeting

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has invited chiefs of Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Pushpa Kamal Dahal respectively, for a top-level meeting on Monday late afternoon.

According to the PM's press advisor Pramod Dahal, the two leaders have been invited for the tripartite meeting, which is expected to begin at the PM's residence in Baluwatar at 5 pm today.

It would be the first meeting among the top leaders of three biggest parties of the Parliament after the CPN Maoist Centre withdrew its support to the government and filed a no-confidence motion against it in alliance with the Nepali Congress last week.

The Prime Minister wanted to discuss with the leaders how the current stalemate could be broken as the Constitution apparently does not have any clear provision on forming a new government under the 'Transitional Provisions', the PM's advisor Dahal informed THT Online.

Likewise, the top leaders would discuss efforts to be taken ahead for a smooth implementation of the Constitution, according to Dahal.

Earlier on Sunday, Oli had consulted legal and constitution experts on the alleged complication involved in formation of the new government before election to the House of Representatives under the new Constitution.

Likewise, Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre -- who are in a bid to topple the Oli government through a no-confidence vote and form their new coalition government -- had also consulted the lawyers a day before.

They, however, were provided with contrasting views on formation of the new government in this transitional phase.

The no-confidence motion is scheduled to be presented before the Parliament for discussion on Thursday.