PM, Oli discuss ways to end deadlock

Published On: February 10, 2017 02:31 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 10:  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Friday held a meeting in a bid to end the existing political deadlock.

At the initiation of CPN (Maoist Center) leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha, the two leaders met at Shrestha's residence at Harisiddhi, Lalitpur.

According to a source, the two leaders discussed the constitution amendment and holding elections as envisaged by the constitution.

During the meeting, PM Dahal urged UML to support the constitution amendment process to create an environment conducive for holding elections while Oli replied that the constitution amendment is not necessary to hold local level elections.

According to UML leader Bhim Rawal, UML Chairman Oli stressed that the government declare the election date for local level elections at the earliest, and focus on holding other elections.

"Prime Minister was positive toward holding elections in principle but he was not clear as we expected," said Rawal.

According to the source, the two leaders agreed to hold a meeting with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to discuss ways to end the current imbroglio.


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