All parties meeting ends inconclusively

Kathmandu, May 14: A meeting of major political parties called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to resolve the existing differences over the Parliamentary Regulations ended inconclusively on Saturday. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s office in Baluwatar.

According to the source, top leaders of ruling coalition parties—CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist, Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal  (RPP-N) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Democratic (MJF-D)—ruling coalition parties and main opposition Nepali Congress were attended the meeting.

Parliamentary hearings for appointments of Chief Justice, 11 Supre Court Justices and 21 ambassadors could not be held despite their nominations due to disputes among the major parties about formation of the Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC).

The Regulations have been stalled as parties are at odds on its strength. Ruling partners have been pleading for a 15-member panel, while the main opposition party has been pleading for retaining the 73-member body.