Three parties decide to reach on consensus before Jan 19

Kathmandu, Jan 16: The three major parties have decided to forge common understanding about the demands of the agitating Madhesi Front.

The meeting of the senior leaders along with the taskforce held at Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today decided to make a written commitment on the issues before January 19. The meeting also reviewed the progress made by the task forces formed including the big three parties and agitating front. The parties are near to forge a consensus in almost all issues except the issue of delineation of provinces.
Following the meeting, leaders said the meeting of the task force to be held today itself to take a decision in this regard. It is said that the parties would forge consensus before January 19 as the parliament meeting is also scheduled for the same date.
Following the meeting, Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel shared that the constitution would be amended in the parliament meeting of January 19 after forging consensus with Madhesi Front.
He added that the three parties were in a single stance to forge the consensus. However, they were working on the documentation process to give shape to the political committee and its working procedures.
Leader Pouded added that there was no objection for them to put the demands of agitating parties in the index of the constitution.
Similarly, CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal shared that they held positive talks to forge the consensus before January 19. He added that they studied the progress report of the taskforce as well and it would help forge consensus soon.
Likewise, UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chair Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that today’s meeting reviewed the progress of task force and they would forge consensus as the agitating Front was also positive to sort out the problems.