Nepal President meets PM

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New Delhi, Feb 2 (PTI) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadavtoday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and is learnt to haveapprised him of the political situation in his country wherethe parties are struggling to elect a Prime Minister and writea Constitution.

The three major parties -- the ruling Communists, theirally, the Nepali Congress, and opposition Maoists -- haveremained deadlocked in a bitter contest for power that beganin June 2010 after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned.

Nepal is set to witness a fresh round of voting in the601-member Constituent Assembly for election of the PrimeMinister.

Yadav''s second deadline to form a national consensusgovernment had expired on January 26, following 16 rounds ofpolls for the Premier''s post which did not produce a winner.

To get elected to the post, a candidate requires atleast 300 votes in the 601-member Constituent Assembly.

Earlier, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna had metYadav and is understood to have stressed on giving multi-partydemocracy a chance to succeed.

Yadav was hopeful that the political disturbances in hiscountry would soon subside.

On February 4, Yadav is scheduled to visit the PostGraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research inChandigarh where he will be the chief guest of theconvocation ceremony of the Institute.

This is Yadav''s second visit to India after assumingoffice in July 2008.

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