Top leaders' talks fail to produce any result again

KATHMANDU: Top leaders of major political parties including the ruling and the main opposition Nepali Congress on Thursday held talks with the United Democratic Madhesi Front, but could not produce any result.

Leaders of the protesting Front walked out of the meeting claiming the ongoing talks could not give an end to the current political stalemate.

Deputy Prime Minister Bijay  Kumar Gachhadar, also the chairman of Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic, however, said  the government was serious to sort out the problems through talks and the attempt in this regard would continue in the days ahead.

Top leaders of major three parties - Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal and MJF-D - however continued the talks.


Upendra Yadav, Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal, a major UDMF constituent, however, said the talks failed to speed up as the discussions were hovering over the same issues for four months.

Besides Yadav, Hridayesh Tripathi of the Tarai Madhes Democratic Party and Laxman Lal Karna of the Sadbhawana Party had represented the UDMF in the talks.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the four ruling parties and the main opposition had decided to hold talks at the level of top leadership with the agitating Front today.

The meeting had also decided to continue talks with UDMF but pass the Bill on First Amendment of Constitution of Nepal with maximum support parties by Saturday even if consensus could not be forged by then.


(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)