President Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday consulted top leaders of ruling and opposition parties today to take stock about the progress made on constitution drafting.
Emerging from the meeting, Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Paudel said the Head of the State urged them to find consensus on contentious issues of the constitution RSS reports.
Likewise, CPN-UML senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal said the President also asked to deliver the statute by the Constituent Assembly's self-imposed deadline.
Before the meeting, PM Sushil Koirala had told media that top leaders would brief the President about on-going negotiations.
Earlier this afternoon, the meeting of three major parties, called to evolve consensus on disputed issues of the constitution, however, had concluded inconclusively, with no consensus forged on the contentious issues surfaced during the promulgation of the new constitution. According to Prime Minister Koirala, who is also the President of Nepali Congress (NC), the meeting was held briefly at the Constitution Assembly building in New Baneshower owing to the absence of Chairperson of UCPN-Maoist Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Besides Koirala, Vice-President Ramchandra Paudel and Joint General Secretary Purna Bahadur Khadka attended the meeting on the behalf of NC whereas Chairperson of CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli, Vice-chairpersons Bidya Bhandari and Bhim Rawal took part in the meeting on behalf of CPN-UML