Major parties fail to make common stance on UDMF demands

KATHMANDU: A meeting of held among three major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist—on Thursday ended without making any solid decision.

The meeting was supposed to make a common stance on the demands of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front.

The meeting, however, reached a conclusion that the demands of the Front could be addressed through talks.

Earlier on Wednesday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli cancelled the tripartite talks among the ruling coalition partners, the main opposition party and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front after he was informed that the agitating parties had assigned their second-rung leaders for the talks.

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