The leaders of ruling coalition Nepali Congress and CPN-UML today discussed on state restructuring, form of governance, electoral system and judiciary, the crucial issues in the new constitution.

The meeting of the alliance partners at the Prime Minister’s official residence Baluwatar today also tried to form a common stance on form of governance and state restructuring, according to Nepali Congress spokesperson Dilendra Badu.

The meeting attended by the top leaders of both the parties, though, could reach any conclusion, he said, adding that they are close to consensus. “Both the parties will continue discussion.”

Both the parties, on the occasion, discussed various issues including performance of government, appointments on cards, opposition’s role and elections to local bodies. They also discussed on making governments more effective, filling vacant posts, appointing 26 members in the Constituent Assembly.

The Nepali Congress leaders expressed their discontent on Landless Squatters’ Commission formation as the commission was formed without consultation with them.

Earlier, the CPN-UML wanted the President and vice president to be re-endorsed. But the Prime Minister, on the occasion, requested the coalition partner to focus on Constitution drafting as it’s the priority of the current government.

The marathon intra-and-inter-party meetings are on cards as the parties are under pressure to resolve the disputed issues of the constitution.

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