KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) and UCPN-Maoist have discussed for their attempt to forge consensus on the main disputed issues seen in writing of new constitution including forms of governance and state restructuring.
The meeting was held at the residence of Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' in Lazimpat.
Despite leaders' agreement to forge consensus in principal to settle the disputed issues no concrete decision was taken at the meeting.
No consensus has been forged over forms of governance between the NC and the Maoist party, leaders said after the meeting. The UCPN-Maoist is in favor of directly elected executive president while the NC is mulling for the parliamentary system, executive prime minister elected from the parliament.
Internal, bilateral and multilateral discussions have now been expedited among the main political parties on the disputed issues as different pressure groups exerted pressure on leaders and major political parties to promulgate the new constitution by May 27.
Vice-president of the NC, Ram Chandra Paudel said the leaders of the two parties presented their parties' concepts on state-restructuring and forms of governance at the meeting.
Similarly, secretary of the UCPN-Maoist Post Bahadur Bogati said that they held discussions regarding the disputed issues and have agreed to move ahead by forging consensus and coordination.