Kathmandu August 02, 2010-Much needed support for either parties from madhesi alliances, No absolute decision has made in The last-minute negotiations between top leaders of Unified CPN (Maoist) and leaders of United Democratic Madhesi Front, an alliance of Madhesh-based parties, before the prime ministerial run-off to be held later today ended inconclusively as both sides remained adamant on their respective stance.
The meeting held at the parliamentary party office of Terai Madhesh Loktantric Party (TMLP) this morning comes two days after the Maoists rejected the Madhesis’ demand of ‘One Madhesh one state province’ flat out, saying that it is against party’s policy.
Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal including party vice-chairpersons Mohan Baidya, Dr Baburam Bhattarai and Narayan Kazi Shrestha were engaged in hectic discussion with Madhesi Front leaders Upendra Yadav, Bijay Kumar Gachhadhar, Hridayesh Tripathi, Mahanta Thakur and Rajendra Mahato since 10:30 am this morning.
The ‘commitment paper’ Maoists presented to the UDMF leaders last Saturday on the latter’s demands in return for their support in the prime ministerial run-off set to begin at 4 pm later today was discussed at the meeting.
Emerging from the meeting, Maoist vice-chairman Narayan Kazi Shrestha said that the meeting ended inconclusively as the Madhesi leaders continued to press for their demands of ‘one Madhesh state’, something which the Maoist party has already rejected.
Meanwhile, the Madhesi leaders told the Maoist leaders that they will decide on whether to support the Maoists or not in the third round of prime ministerial election after holding a meeting among themselves.
Following the meeting, the UDMF leaders are set to meet with top NC leaders including its prime ministerial candidate Ram Chandra Poudel shortly.
Responding to the ‘common paper’ presented by UDMF on its demands Sunday, NC had said that it is positive about most of the demands of UDMF, but the issues need to be discussed further.
This Resulted to the parties to go for another round of talks and yet another round of election to elect new Prime minister for Nepal.