Ruling coalition meet fails to reach agreement on MCC

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the five-party held to forge consensus on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) ended inconclusively on Thursday.

Talking to journalists after the meeting, Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that the meeting will be held once again at 10 am tomorrow.

During the meeting, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the MCC should endorsed from the Parliament by February 28 at any cost.

But, CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Nepal said that the MCC cannot be endorsed in the current form.

Karki said that the meeting was held almost for three hours.

Prime Minister and President of Nepali Congress Deuba, Chair of the Maoist Center Prachanda and Narayan Kaji Shrestha, General Secretary of the Nepali Congress Gagan Kumar Thapa, leaders party Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Purna Bahadur Khadka attended the meeting.

Similarly, Chairperson of CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal, senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal and Baburam Bhattarai from Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal were present in the meeting.

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