Prez, top guns talks yield no fruit; next meeting at 3 o’clock

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s President Dr Ram Baran Yadav held discussions with the top leaders of four major political parties on Thursday morning in a bid to end the ongoing drama formation of election government, a much-hyped issue after the dissolution of the CA last year.

The meeting has been postponed till this afternoon. The UML leaders present at the meeting said that the discussions were positive and they were hopeful of consensus. The UML leaders asked the time saying that they would held parley at the party meeting before making a final decision.

Likewise, NC President Sushil Koirala said intensive discussions were held at the meeting before the Preside.

During the meeting held at the President’s Office in Shital Niwas, top leaders of the UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Joint Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) are present. The President and leaders discussed the issue of going for the fresh elections by constituting a consensus government.

In today’s meeting, the President is learnt to have issued a warning to the leaders that he would not stay mute any longer if the leaders make no headway till this evening.

On Wednesday too, the President had held separate talks with the key political players of the major political parties.