| June 27, 2019

Dahal meets PM Oli, Koirala to discuss on Madhes unrest, blockade

Dahal meets PM Oli, Koirala to discuss on Madhes unrest, blockade
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: UCPN (Maoist) Chair Puspa Kamal Dahal on Saturday held separate meetings with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala to discuss the possible ways for resolving the India's unofficial blockade on the country and ongoing Tarai unrest.

During the meetings, Chairman Dahal stressed the need to taking effective measures to address the Madhes problems before the Legislature-Parliament meeting summoned for December 1 and come up with a collective political views regarding the border blockade, according to Dahal's aide and party central member Chudamani Khadka.

Leader Dahal reached the Prime Minister's official residence Baluwatar this evening to call on Prime Minister Oli. On the occasion, the Prime Minister was urged to summon a tri-party meeting of the ruling parties, major opposition and the agitating Madhes-centric parties to seek a solution to the existing problems. There should be no delay in searching for a solution to the problems keeping the interest of the nation in the center.

In response, Prime Minister Oli said he would call the tri-party meeting as suggested by Dahal at the earliest and was effortful to resolving the problems as soon as possible.

It may be noted that Dahal is a coordinator of High Level Political Mechanism formed with a view to making efforts to find a way out to the contemporary political problems including the Madhes issues.

Earlier this evening Dahal held a meeting with Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala at the latter's residence in Maharajgunj where he had urged for the NC's cooperation for the implementation of the newly promulgated constitution, shared Dahal's personal aide Khadka.

According to him, Dahal told NC President Koirala that the national charter was promulgated on the consensus of the three major political parties and there was no alternative to these parties for its implementation.

It is learnt that the two reached an agreement to seek a solution to Madhesh agitation in package.

Similarly, leader Koirala called for leader Dahal's cooperation for the endorsement of the proposal of inclusiveness and proportional system tabled by the Koirala-led government in the parliament, stating that it would address many demands of the disgruntled Maheshi leaders. RSS