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Nepal's top leaders move closer to ending pol deadlock: report

Top leaders in Nepal on Monday moved closer to finalising a key draft resolution to be introduced in the Parliament that would end the political deadlock, which has derailed the peace process in the country, a news report said.

world Updated: Dec 14, 2009 23:43 IST

Top leaders in Nepal on Monday moved closer to finalising a key draft resolution to be introduced in the Parliament that would end the political deadlock, which has derailed the peace process in the country, a news report said.

Nepali Congress president GP Koirala, Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML chairman Jhala Nath Khanal will meet tomorrow to finalize the draft of a Common Resolution Motion in a bid end the current stand-off.

A meeting attended by Koirala, Prachanda Khanal on Monday at the Prime Minster's Office arrived at a decision to this effect, nepalnews online said.

CPN-UML leader Bharat Mohan Adhikari, who is a member of the three-party task-force to prepare the resolution motion, said he was hopeful that the meeting of the top leaders will be able to finalize the Common Resolution Motion.

The political parties are deadlocked over the Maoists' demand to rectify the decision of President Ram Baran Yadav, who reinstated General Rukmangad Katawal, the then Army Chief dismissed by Maoists Prime Minister Prachanda in May.

The Maoists, who have around 40 percent of the seats in parliament, argue that the president's move was unconstitutional and has compromised "civilian supremacy" over the military.

The Maoists have been adamant that the resolution should categorically mention the "unconstitutional" decision of the President, a move opposed the Nepali Congress and UML.

However, the Maoists have shown some flexibility and want the resolution to symbolically state that the President's move was "erroneous", the report said.