Nepal PM consulting leaders of Madhes-based parties

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Kathmandu, Mar 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has been in consultation with leaders of the Madhes based parties to defend the efforts of the Unified CPN (Maoist) to topple his government.

According to the PM's press advisor Bishnu Rijal, Nepal will hold separate meetings with Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar, Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) chairman Mahantha Thakur and Sadbhawana Party chairman Rajendra Mahato.

He will also meet with CPN (UML) lawmakers from Bagmati, Narayani and Janakpur zones. He will meet with other CPN (UML) and Nepali Congress leaders in the evening.

Nepal intensified the latest series of political consultations last week.

On Tuesday, he met leaders of various fringe parties including the Nepal Sadbhawana Party, the CPN (Unified) and the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Nepal.

The leaders of the fringe parties suggested to him to either form the government by taking the Maoists in confidence or quit, it is learnt.

Meanwhile, The UCPN (Maoist) called on other political parties to make a decisive move for the formation of a national coalition government under its leadership.

The party Standing Committee meeting had formally requested the other parties to be ready for the formation of a national government during the winter session of the Parliament.

The meeting has also decided to initiate dialogue with the leftist parties to form a joint front for national sovereignty and civilian supremacy, Kantipur reports (ANI)

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