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Nepal parties fail to reach consensus on HLPM leadership

world Updated: Mar 26, 2010 17:38 IST
HT Correspondent

Nepal’s three major parties failed to arrive at any decision on leadership of the high level political mechanism that has become vacant after the death of Nepali Congress president GP Koirala last week.

Leaders of the ruling Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) and the opposition UCPN (Maoist) who met on Friday left the decision for the next HLPM meeting after adopting a condolence resolution on Koirala’s death.

While the Nepali Congress and the UCPN (Maoist) have claimed their stakes to lead the HLPM, the CPN (UML) has suggested that the leadership should be given to all the parties on a rotation basis.

The HLPM comprising the country’s three major parties had been formed in January to end the ongoing political deadlock in the country that has affected the peace and constitution drafting processes.

Headed by late GP Koirala, CPN (UML) chief Jhalanath Khanal and UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ are its members while Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is an invitee member.