PM fails to convince Madhesi Front for polls, again

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday evening made another attempt to convince the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front to accept the May 14 local level elections, but failed.

He had invited the UDMF leaders for a discussion at his office in Singhadarbar this evening.

During the meeting, the PM reiterated that the government could go for the Constitution amendment while putting the issue of delineation of boundaries of provinces on hold.

The UDMF leaders apparently turned down the proposal claiming the review on the provincial borders was their major demand.

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and leader Ram Chandra Paudel, Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Prakash Man Singh as well as DPM and Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Kamal Thapa had accompanied the PM during the meeting.

The UDMF was represented by Upendra Yadav, Mahantha Thakur, Sharad Singh Bhandari, Mahendra Raya Yadav and Anil Jha among others.