Ruling coalition meeting ends inconclusively

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the ruling coalition held to forge consensus on the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) ended inconclusively on Friday even though it was said to be a decisive one.

The meeting will be held again at 10 am on Sunday.

Government spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said that the next meeting will be held at 10 am on Sunday.

CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal have already left Baluwatar.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, however, reiterated that the MCC should be tabled in the Parliament today.

It has been learnt that CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Nepal has requested the Prime Minister to wait till the party’s Standing Committee meeting which is scheduled for tomorrow.

The CPN (Maoist Centre) reiterated its stance that it would vote against the MCC if the compact is tabled in the Parliament forcibly.

After the meeting, Prime Minister Deuba is holding a discussion with Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand, Minister for Communications and Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki and Law Minister Dilendra Prasad Badu.

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