The candidates of the Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, popularly known as 'Prachanda', and his rival of Nepali Congress, Ramchandra Poudyal, could not obtain majority in the Constituent Assembly of Nepal in capital Kathmandu.
From the 601-member Constituent Assembly. Prachanda got 240 votes, but 101 parliamentarians voted against him. Poudyal could manage only 122 votes. 206 parliamentarians remained neutral.
Speaking to the sources, Chairman of the Nepal Mazdoor Kisan party, Narayanman Bijuchhe, suggested President rule as the only option to end the standoff in the country.
The former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, blamed the Maoists for the present political uncertainty in the country that has further delayed the peace process after a decade-long civil war ended.
"The ones who said that they would find the solution within two hours if I resigned should be answerable now. They have left the country in this state," said Nepal.
The next round of voting has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sep 7.