2007-09-19 14:45:06 Xinhua
Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has expressed hope that the political deadlock would end after the meeting of the eight party leaders to be held Wednesday afternoon.
During his meeting with the visiting British minister Shahid Mallik in Kathmandu Wednesday morning, Koirala expressed hope that the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) would come to the common understanding to hold the Constituent Assembly (CA) election on time.
According to a leading website, nepalnews.com, the political parties have intensified their internal discussions in the wake of the new political scenario. The central committee meetings of the Nepali Congress and Communist Party Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist are undergoing.
The meeting of the CPN-M central committee is also likely to discuss the new political developments. However, the presence of the CPN-M leaders in the eight party meeting remains uncertain.
Four ministers of the CPN-M quitted the interim government on Tuesday.
After quitting the government, the CPN-M Tuesday threatened to raise arms again if their peaceful protests are suppressed by the government.
Addressing at a mass meeting in Kathmandu to formally announce the pull-out from the government and to launch fresh agitation, second-in-command of the CPN-M Baburam Bhattarai said the CPN-M will disrupt the CA polls if they are held without declaring the country a republic first.