Nepali politicians failed to strike a deal yet again

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the four major political powers—UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and Madhesi Morcha—concluded recently with a ‘decision’ to form the CJ-led election government by Wednesday after the leaders yet again disagreed on the top post to be given to the ex Maoist fighters and contents of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

After the meeting, CPN (UML) Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam said that the parties are likely to form the CJ-led government by tomorrow.

However, the top leaders have yet to strike a deal in controversial deal including the top rank to be given to the former Maoist fighters who are already integrated into the Nepal Army and formation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

The meeting has entrusted the responsibility to the eight-member political task force to remove all constitutional difficulties.

Currently, an all-party meeting represented in the disbanded CA is underway. The parties would be informed about the agreements made by the top leaders of the major political parties.

Earlier, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda had said that the parties agreed on all issues except few points.