Prachanda busy in parleys; meets Regmi, US envoy Bodde

Puspa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda"

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda and Chairman of the Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi held parleys today regarding the nitty-gritty of the CA poll including the date announcement.

On Thursday also, Prachanda had met NC Chief Sushil Koirala, UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal and other influential leaders regarding the same issue.

After meeting with Regmi, Prachanda said the major political parties would forge consensus at the meeting of the high-level political committee this morning as the time was running fast.

As Maoist Vice-chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai is frequently trading charges against the western community and institutions funded by them for poll derailment in Nepal, the US Ambassador Peter W Bodde also met with Prachanda this morning.

The US envoy reached  Prachanda’s residence in Lazimpat.

During the meeting, Ambassador Bodde expressed dissatisfaction to the statements of Dr Baburam Bhattarai clarifying that they were in favor of election in Nepal and have no intention to destabilize poll environment.