Kathmandu, May 14 (ANI): A meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC), the CPN-UML and the Nepal Sadbhawana Party is underway here today as an attempt to the new government formation.
The Nepali Congress and the UML have urged the Sadbhawana Party to come up with a clear opinion on the issue.
UML chaimrman Jhalanath Khanal, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and Bharat Mohan Adhikari have urged Sadbhawana party chairman Rajendra Mahato including other leaders of the United Democratic Madhesi Front UDMF to sign in their support.
Earlier, Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala has assured Madhav Kumar Nepal of full support in forming the new government under his leadership.
Koirala made this pledge during a meeting with Nepal on Wednesday afternoon.
Koirala also stressed that the new government should be able to bring the peace process to a logical end and complete the task of the Constitution-drafting on time.
Nepali Congress vice-president Ram Chanadra Poudel said the NC and the UML would be making joint efforts to win support from other parties for the UML-led government.
Meanwhile, senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya has said that the new government is unlikely to take shape up before Sunday.
Baidya said his party would not allow parliamentary proceedings until Sunday, adding that the Maoists would not accept a government that is formed outside of the parliament.
He also argued that the democratic image of Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) has been tarnished after the latest political development.
Maoists are scheduled to hold mass gatherings in four different places across the country on May 17, to intensify their protests against President Ram Baran Yadav's move, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)