Pushpa Kamal Dahal_United Democratic Madhesi Front

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal along with leaders of ruling Nepali Congress holds a meeting with leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front, in Baluwatar of Kathmandu, on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Photo: PM's Secretariat
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal among leaders of ruling CPN Maoist Centre and Nepali Congress met top leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front in a bid to find consensus about next political course of the nation. The PM called the agitating leaders for the meeting on Saturday morning as the latter threatened that they would launch a fresh protest once the government announced local poll dates. The government is under the dual pressure these days as the ruling NC and the main opposition CPN-UML have been pressing the government to announce the poll dates pronto while the UDMF had been adamant that no polls should be announced before the Constitution amendment. The meeting was organised at the PM's residence in Baluwatar. PM Dahal, Maoist leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi and Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala among others represented the ruling coalition in the meeting. Upendra Yadav, Ashok Rai, Mahantha Thakur and Rajendra Mahato among others were present from the agitating alliance. READ ALSO: