Major parties hopeful of bringing RJP-N on board local polls

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the top leaders of the major political parties was hopeful of bringing the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal on board for the local level election on June 28.

The meeting was held at the Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar's office at the Singha Durbar this evening.

The ruling Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre and main opposition party CPN-UML expressed positive nod to the demands of the RJP-N if the agitating party makes a written commitment to join the second phase of local polls in the Terai region.

Rastriya Janta Party Nepal has announced to boycott from local polls if their demands of constitution amendment, increase number of local bodies and withdrawal of fake cases against their cadres are not met before the June 28 local level elections.

After the meeting UML leader KP Sharma Oli expressed confusion of the government whether to hold or postpone the June 28 local polls.

"The local polls should be conducted on June 28 at any cost, UML is always ready to hold discussion to resolve the problems evolving in the country including constitution amendment after local polls", Oli added.

Similarly, Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel said the meeting dwelt on the ways to bring the RJP-N on board the polls.

In the meeting, NC President and PM Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN Maoist Centre Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal and main opposition leader KP Sharma Oli and chair of Nepa Loktantrik Forum Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar among other were also present.

Meanwhile, the major political parties have also agreed to hold a joint meeting with the participation of RJP-N leaders at 4 pm tomorrow.