Big three parties meeting again ends inconclusively

Kathmandu, September 30.  The meeting of three major political parties, the Nepali Congress, the CPN (UML) and the UCPN (Maoist), held at Singh Durbar ended inconclusively today.

The meeting was scheduled to discuss the informal proposal based on the disputed issues of a new constitution proposed by the chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee,  Dr Baburam Bhattarai,  to forge consensus but ended inconclusively.

The meeting, however, is seriously discussing the issues related to the number and modality of provinces, form of governance and restructuring of the state, the modality of judicial system and the citizenship but has not reached any formal decision. These issues are the major disputed issues of the new constitution.

The CA meeting had assigned the committee to forge consensus until today. As per the advice of CA chair Subas Chandra Nembang, the committee could continue its efforts to forge consensus on the disputed issues by October 7.

Similarly, Acting President of the Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Poudel said though the meeting was positive it could not reach conclusion. The parties have formed a taskforce comprised of representatives from the three major parties to forge consensus on the disputed issues and to narrow down the contradiction on the issues.

The meeting is rescheduled to be held later this afternoon for further discussions, it is learnt.