Tripartite talks today again

KATHMANDU: The ruling coalition, the main opposition Nepali Congress and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front are scheduled to hold talks today in a bid to find a solution to the current political crisis.

The talks would be held at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar from 6 pm this evening.

Before this, two major members of the ruling coalition - CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist - would hold a meeting with Nepali Congress this afternoon.

It has been learned that the three biggest parties would seek to find an appropriate alternative to convince the protesting Front for endorsing the Constitution Amendment Bill, being discussed at the House currently.


CPN-UML and UCPN-M are keen to move ahead with providing 72 hours to lawmakers to register amendment proposals on the Bill if consensus cannot be forged by today.

The preliminary discussions at the House is likely to conclude today.

The main opposition Nepali Congress, however, is insisting on putting the remaining proceedings on hold for a few more days and resuming the process after taking the agitating parties into confidence.