Kathmandu, Oct 13 2007: Shyam Saran, a senior Indian diplomat is in Kathmandu as a special envoy of the government to push for the peace process and democracy. He expressed disappointment at the political deadlock in Nepal. Saran said a free and fair election at the earliest is the key to establishing a Republic in Nepal.
Elections for an assembly to draw up a new Nepali
constitution have been delayed after the ruling coalition failed to
break a political deadlock with Maoist.