KATHMANDU: As the leaders of four major parties maintained their earlier stance on the threshold provision in the election ordinances, the meeting of High Level Political Committee (HLPC) ended without any headway against the contentious issues related to the Constituent Assembly elections on Saturday evening.
The meeting has been called for 5 pm tomorrow. The cross-party mechanism held its meeting two times today in a bid to find a common ground on the threshold provision for the proportional representation in the CA but in vein.
Emerging from the meeting, CPN-UML leader Raghujee Panta informed that today’s meeting ended inconclusively after the leaders representing the four major parties were divided over the threshold provision and stuck to their earlier stances over the matter.
It has been learnt that today’s meeting discussed whether to reduce the threshold or shelve it as demanded by the fringe parties. Meanwhile, the government on Saturday floated a proposal on behalf of the major parties to either forge consensus on the electoral ordinance or give the responsibility to the government on the same.
Ministers trio Madhav Paudel, Madav Ghimire and Biddhyadhar Mallik floated such proposal at the High Level Special Committee (HLPC) meeting in Kathmandu today. All the three ministers are part of the government talks team.
“The government was formed to hold elections as per your understanding. If possible, forge consensus within next few days, if not, give us the responsibility,” said the government talks team during their meeting with the senior leaders today.
Sources claimed that the four major parties have reportedly reached an understanding to hand over the responsibility of forging consensus on the disputed issues to the government if the parties fail in doing so within a few days.
The parties are at loggerheads over the provisions of threshold, the eligibility of the leaders while contesting the CA polls and the size of the CA.
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