Kathmandu, November 14:

The government and Maoist talk teams today held a meeting to take stock of the visits undertaken by the UN team in connection with inspecting of sites for possible cantonments to house the Maoist militias.

The meeting which was attending by Home Minister Krishan Prasad Sitaula and Maoist coordinator Krishna Bahadur Mahara also discussed the developments related to the finalisation of the interim constitution.

The draft of the constitution is yet to be finalised although the deal reached last Wednesday has found a way out of the differences over status of monarchy during the interim phase.

However, talking to The Himalayan Times, Mahara made it clear that “we are first taking up the task of finalising and signing the peace agreement in the next few days. However, as to how long it takes will be determined by how long the government takes when it comes to take our views and okay the deal.”

While speaking at a function of the association of Maosit-leaning teachers’ outfit in the capital today, Maoist leader Mahara said the UML demand concerning holding a referendum to decide the fate of monarchy would have overshadowed the CA polls.