Kathmandu, November 22
With violence escalating in the Tarai districts, an all-party meeting today agreed to resolve the crisis by addressing the demands of the agitating Madhesi parties.
However, the parties are yet to take concrete decision on how to address their demands.
According to Unified CPN-Maoist Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Personal Secretary Chudamani Khadka, all the leaders of the parties participating in today’s all-party meeting were positive on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s proposal to reach a common stance to address the demands of the agitating parties.
He said it was decided to reach a common stance by holding a meeting of two leaders from each of the six major parties — CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, RPP-Nepal, RPP and MJF-Democratic — on Monday.
PM Oli’s Press Adviser Pramod Dahal said during today’s meeting the leaders discussed ways to reach a common stance to address the demands of the Madhes-based agitating parties.
“Since it was country’s problem all the parties of the country, whether in the government or in opposition, should work together to resolve it,” Dahal quoted PM as saying.
In response, Ramchandra Paudel, vice-president of the principal opposition party Nepali Congress, said his party was ready to support the efforts to end the Tarai unrest. Paudel told the leaders that his party had already taken the initiative to resolve the crisis.
A version of this article appears in print on November 23, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.