-  Thursday 01 October 2020

Nepal gov''t, Maoists fail to break deadlock over elections on Nov 22

 -  Indian Muslims

Oct 04 2007 - Nepal's Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and Maoist chief Prachanda Wednesday failed to resolve the impasse over holding Constituent Assembly polls on November 22 this year.

A meeting between the two leaders ended inconclusively today as Koirala refused to accept the Maoists demand of adopting a fully proportional electoral system, news agency United News of India reported from capital Kathmandu.
Nepal's Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel and Home Minister Krishna Prasad Situla were also present in the meeting.

The Maoists have now threatened to boycott elections, the news agency said.
They are now holding talks with Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist General secretary Madahav Kumar Nepal. The rebels are demanding a fully proportional electoral system, and declaring the country a republic before the polls.

Meanwhile, India, China and the United States have urged the government to hold Constituent Assembly elections as per the schedule. The ambassadors of these countries held separate meetings with Prime Minister Koirala and urged him not to postpone the elections scheduled for November 22, Nepal's leading daily Kantipur reported today.

Meanwhile, six dissident ethnic groups of Nepal are trying to enforce an indefinite shutdown in Nepal since Tuesday to disrupt the upcoming elections.

This disruption comes with just 49 days left for the Constituent Assembly polls.

Source : Indian Muslims

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