Kathmandu, May 9: The Nepal political parties are yet to reach consensus on formation of a new government and may not be able to respect the deadline set by the President Ram Baran Yadav that expires on Saturday, May 9.
Even with flurry of parleys and strategy sessions among the political parties the deadlock did not seem to dissolve and meeting the deadline looked impossible.
"The deadline set by the President expires this mid- night and so far no one has claimed to form the new government," said Rajendra Dahal, press advisor of the President.
He added that if a government is not formed by mid-night the deadline will be extended.
Communist Party of Nepal- United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) is still seen as a likely party to form the government along with the support of Nepali Congress and other parties.