KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The ruling political parties held a thorough discussion on how they could allocate seats among them for the coming elections to the federal and provincial parliaments slated for November 20. The agreement among the parties, however, appears elusive despite a series of negotiations.
The top leaders of the ruling parties met at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar and zeroed in on the seat allocation. However, they failed to reach the conclusion, according to Upendra Yadav, Chairman of Janata Samajwadi Party.
Although broad discussion was held among the top leaders, they could not finalize the number of seat sharing. Earlier, Nepali Congress had claimed 100, CPN (Maoist Center) 60, CPN (Unified Socialist) 40, Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal 32 and Janmorcha 2 seats of the total 165 seats in the House of Representatives (HoR) under the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system.