Nepal Today

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

PRESIDENT, SUSHIL KOIRALA MEET Kathmandu, 5 June: NC President Sushil Koirala and President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav are holding consultations Wednesday on election related issues to conduct seconds constituent assembly elections. Talks are being held one day after the head of state held similar dialogue with UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal. Dr Yadav asked Khanal to forge agreement of election laws to conduc polls by mid-December. Parties are agreed only on the strength of a 491 member assembly. Government is waiting for agreement on election issues between the Big Three and a Madesh Morcha to announce official date for a vote. Thirty-three parties oppose elections amid speculation elections may not take place even in mid-December as well. NC’s Dt, Minendra Rijal said Tuesday he was skeptical a vote would be held at the end of the year. He is member of a eight member task force of the Big Three and Madesh Morcha to suggest resolution of differences. The task force was unable to resolve differences in two meetings and referred the issues back to the four political parties. Nnnn CPN MAOIST AFFILIATED TRADE UNION DEMANDING MINIMUM RS 15,000 MONTHLY WAGE Kathmandu, 5 JuneL; A trade union affiliated with CPN Maoist Wednesday is staging protests since the morning at three industrial estates in the capital, Patan and Bhaktapur. The union is pressing for minmum Rs, 15,000 wage after a tripartite agreement between government, other unions and management for minimum Rs,8,000 monthly wage. nnnn


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