Dahal, Nepal meet in bid to mend ties between MC, UML

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday held a meeting with CPN-UML leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in a bid to mend ties between their respective parties.

The two largest Communist forces of the nation are at odds since the CPN MC severed ties with the UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli-led government and filed a no-confidence motion against the then PM in July end.

Later, the Parliament elected Dahal the PM on August 3 and the UML was consequently thrown into the main opposition role in the House.

No formal bilateral talk had been held between the parties since then.

However, the two leaders held a meeting at the Parliament Secretariat today and discussed latest political issues including the PM's visit to India scheduled for September 15-18, according to the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS).

Nepal's press advisor Bishnu Rijal told the RSS that the meeting had lasted for around one hours.

They also discussed if the Dahal-led government could continue to plans and programmes announced by the erstwhile UML-led government, according to Rijal.