KATHMANDU, The three major political parties have put forward a proposal on forming a joint taskforce to finalize a roadmap to an agreement with the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF).Talks between the major political parties and the UDMF held at the prime minister’s official residence at Baluwatar on Sunday ended inconclusively as the UDMF asked for time to discuss the proposal within the parties in their coalition.
According to leaders present at the talks, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli asked the UDMF to assign members from their side for the taskforce, and also informed that CPN-UML Vice Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Rawal, Nepali Congress leader Mahesh Acharya and UCPN (Maoist) leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara would join the taskforce from the three major parties.
Following the proposal, the UDMF leaders replied that they would discuss the proposal within their front. They also asked the big parties to come up with a concrete idea regarding the 11-point demand rather than indulging in taskforce-formation.”We want to seek solutions within a few days to all the issues raised by the agitating parties. We have asked them to name a leader to work within the taskforce. The taskforce will finalize a roadmap and top leaders from both sides will sit again to finalize an agreement,” said Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Paudel.
“They have said that they will hold discussions within their front on the proposal to form a taskforce,” he added.
DPM Rawal said that the major political parties urged the agitating side to seek a solution through the taskforce and expressed hope that the UDMF would join the taskforce soon.
“We have said that the taskforce can first discuss forming a common idea on what should be changed in the Constitution Amendment Bill tabled in parliament, and the remaining issues next,” said Rawal.
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