Koirala, Prachand meet to defuse political deadlock

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Kathmandu, Oct 12 (UNI) Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasasd Koirala met the Maoists Chairman Prachand at his official residence in Baluwatar this morning in an effort to end the political deadlock in the Himalayan nation.

"During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the motions tabled by the Maoists in the House for the declaration of republic from the interim parliament and adoption of an all-out proportional system for the CA polls," it is said.

Maoists had called the special session of Parliament to declare Nepal a Republic through a two-third majority of the parliamentarians.

There is absolute majority of the seven parties and the Maoists, who have already declared that they would go for republic system and abolish monarchy.

However, other parties want the declaration after the election of the constituent assembly.

Minister for peace and reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel, who was also present in the meeting, said the two leaders presented their views on the Maoist motions.

Meanwhile, a talks team formed by the Nepali Congress under the coordination of Ram Chandra Poudel also intensified talks with different political parties in a bid to bring all the parties to a consensus to end the political vacuum created after the Maoists' walkout from the government and indefinite postponement of CA polls.

UNI

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