Nepali Congress skips tripartite talks
KATHMANDU: The main opposition Nepali Congress skipped the scheduled talks among the government, the Nepali Congress and the parties affiliated with the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front.
Though the Nepali Congress leaders did not show up at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister at scheduled time, the government side and the leaders of UDMF decided to carry on with the talks.
The meeting was called for 1 pm.
Though informed in advance about the time, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala informed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli that his party would be unable to attend today's meeting citing busy schedule of the leaders, according to CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.
Prime Minister Oli and senior leaders of his party, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal, briefly took part in the talks.
Meanwhile, the government talks team lead by Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa is holding discussion with the leaders of UDMF, led by Mahantha Thakur.