Koirala starts confabulations with senior leaders

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Kathmandu, Oct 7 (UNI) Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala started political consultations with senior leaders of the seven-party alliance today after the government decided to definitely postpone the November 22 elections.

Mr Koirala met with chairman of the Maoists Prachanda and leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai at his official residence at Baluwatar this morning and discussed the latest political deadlock of the Himalayan nation.

The seven parties' government decided to postpone the election after the Maoists left the government and said they would not participate in the election if the monarchy is not abolished and proportionate election system is not introduced.

Mr Koirala and Prachanda agreed to reach a political consensus regarding the demands of the Maoists. The discussion centered around the special session of Parliament to be convened from October 11.

They also discussed the fixing of new date for the polls.

Mr Koirala also met CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal today. The leaders discussed the latest political situation and setting a new date for the Constituent Assembly elections.

''There is no alternative to the CA polls and a consensus among the political parties to find out a solution,'' said a senior leader of the Nepali Congress.

''We will discuss and find the solution,''he said, refering to the discussion between the leaders of the major political parties.


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