Indian envoy stresses to implement five-pt deal

KATHMANDU, MAY 11 – India has expressed its concern over delay in implementing the pact signed among the political parties on May 3.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad met Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala at the latter’s residence on Friday morning and stressed to implement the five-point deal.

Major political parties late night on Thursday on May 3 had signed a new power-sharing deal to form a consensus government under Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and hand over the leadership of the next national unity government to the Nepali Congress before the promulgation of the new constitution on May 27.

However, after the parties failed to forge consensus, they decided to put the pending issues of constitution drafting to vote in the Constituent Assembly.

The meeting also dwelt upon contentious political issues, NC’s leadership in the new government, among others, Maharajgunj sources informed.Ekantipur Report

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