Left Alliance, FSFN fail to strike deal on power-sharing

Published On: March 1, 2018 02:40 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, March 1: A meeting between  Left Alliance and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively after they could not strike a deal on power-sharing on matters related to joining the government.

Informing about the meeting between the two sides held at the Prime Minister's Official residence, Baluwatar, FSFN Chairman Upendra Yadav said the two parties agreed to amend the Constitution but failed to reach a consensus on power-sharing. 

"The three sides will meet again to forge agreement on the issue after the official endorsement by the respective parties', he said. 

Prime Minister and UML Chair KP Sharma Oli, CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Vice-chair Narayan Kaji Shrestha, senior leader Ram Bahadur Thapa, UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel, Secretary Pradip Kumar Gyawali and FSFN Chair Upendra Yadav, and leaders Rajendra Shrestha and Ram Shah Yadav were present in the meeting. 

Matters related to addressing the demands raised during the Madhesh movement, an amendment to the Constitution and power-sharing were the major agendas of the meeting. 

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