Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prachanda holds consultations with UML leaders

Maoist chairman Prachanda held consultations with leaders of Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) including its general secretary with an aim to break the political deadlock.

Emerging from the talks held late in the evening, Tuesday, Prachanda told reporters that he held 'very positive' discussions on the issues of republic implementation, power sharing, constitutional amendment as well as the issue of killing of Ramhari Shrestha, a resident of Koteshwore, by Maoist cadres.

"We talked about the scientific power sharing and also the constitutional amendment. We also discussed the recent incident of Koteshwore. We believe that the government should form a high level commission to investigate the incident. We are ready to support in the investigation and taking of action against the guilty ones," Prachanda said.

Likewise, UML general secretary Jhalnath Khanal told reporters that they held extensive discussion on the continued attacks by Maoists against workers of other parties and also on the Koteshwore incident.

"We have demanded that they immediately cease such activities. Regarding Koteshwore incident, they must help bring the guilty persons to justice," Khanal said.
Earlier, leaders of NC and UML had also held bilateral talks to break the political impasse

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