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Warring political groups in Nepal agree on an all-party meet

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 19:58

Kathmandu: An alliance of 33 dissenting parties, led by a Maoist breakaway faction, today agreed with Nepal`s four mainstream parties to hold an all-party meeting soon to end the political deadlock plaguing the country.

A meeting, held between the alliance and the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) comprising of representatives from UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Moracha, decided to hold the all-party roundtable, Nepali Congress sources said.

Emerging from the meeting, the leader of the alliance, CPN-Maoist chairman Mohan Vaidya, said that the talks with the HLPC were positive and they have agreed to hold an all-party conference soon.

The 33-party alliance had earlier said that they would not join the election process unless an all-party meeting is not convened.

The alliance was demanding that the current interim election government led by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi should be replaced with a government formed by political entities, a new election procedure and the 25-point decree on clearing the constitutional hurdles issued by President Ram Baran Yadav should be scrapped.

According to Nepali Congress sources, both the sides would seek consensus on the issue of convening the all-party conference after holding an intra-party discussions within the next two days.

The two sides will finalise the process and date of the roundtable after carrying necessary homework for two days.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 19:58
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