UN expresses disappointment on Nepal, UNIM head meets Prachanda

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Kathmandu, Oct 6 (UNI) The United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) head Ian Martin and CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda held discussions today over the recent political developments in the country.

The meeting was held early this morning following the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing disappointment over the indefinite postponement of November 22 Constituent Assembly elections in the Himalayan nation.

''The meeting mainly focused on the political developments and the implementation of the previous agreements reached between the government and the CPN-M,'' Head of the United Maoist leader Dinanath Sharma, who was also present in the meeting, was quoted as saying by Kantipur.

According to Sharma, Mr Martin asked the Maoists Chairman in what direction the political developments would go following the postponement of the polls. The UNIM head also stressed the need for strengthening the peace process.

Earlier, the UN Chief had stressed that the people of Nepal deserved an opportunity to express their political aspirations and urged the seven-party alliance, which comprises the interim coalition government, ''to redouble efforts so that outstanding issues can be expeditiously resolved and the election held very soon''.

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