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VOL 23 NO 54 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Monday, January 4 2016
Posted : 04 Jan, 2016 13:44:15 AA-A+
Nepal parties, Madhesis meet to end political crisis
Nepal parties, Madhesis meet to end political crisis

KATHMANDU: The top leaders of Nepal's three major political parties, including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, today met with agitating Madhesi front in a bid to end the current political crisis in the country over the new Constitution.

Ruling coalition — CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist — the main opposition Nepali Congress and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) held talks at Prime Minister's official residence here.

They discussed issues relating to agitation by Madhesis — largely of Indian-origin, border blockade and Constitution amendment bill tabled in Parliament.

The meeting is expected to find a way out of the current political stalemate in the country, sources said.

On behalf of the three major parties, Prime Minister Oli, Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala and UCPN-Maoist chairman Prachanda participated in the meeting.

Mahanta Thakur, president of Terai Madhes Democratic Party, Upendra Yadav, president of Madhesi Peoples Rights Forum Nepal and Mahendra Raya, president of Terai Madhes Sadbhawana Party were also present at the meeting.

They represent the United Democratic Madhesi Front that has been launching agitation in the southern Nepal districts for the past four months protesting against the new constitution that divides the country into seven federal provinces.-Asfar


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