KATHMANDU, May 26: A meeting of three major political parties--UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and Unified Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) held today also failed to yield any concrete result as the parties remained firm on their own agendas.
The top leaders of major parties are scheduled to hold meeting again this afternoon. During the meeting held at the prime minister´s official residence, Baluwatar, CPN (UML) were absent though UML Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam attended the meeting for a short time.
After the meeting, UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Narayankaji Shrestha said absence of the UML leaders at the meeting was disappointing.
Shrestha expressed dissatisfaction saying that the UML leaders were planning to bring no confidence motion against the government by remaining absent at the meeting.
Saying other political parties were planning to dissolve the Constituent Assembly (CA), the Maoist Vice-chairman however opined that the Maoist party would carry out maximum efforts till the 11th hour for consensus to bring the new constitution by Sunday.
Likewise, Chairman of the Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Mahantha Thakur, claimed that the parties have almost reached consensus in 14 provinces.
Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Vice-chairman and Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai and NC President Sushil Koirala, Vice-president Ram Chandra Paudel, general secretary Krishna Sitaula and leaders of the UDMF were present at the meeting.
The parties have not yet forged consensus on state-restructuring and other conflicting issues in the new constitution despite the CA term is expiring Sunday.