Kathmandu, Dec 23: A meeting of the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) scheduled for Saturday that was expected to discuss the unification of both the parties, and resolve disputed issue related to the National Assembly election has been postponed.
The meeting had to be postponed as the Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ who was in Bhairahawa could not come to Kathmandu.
Dahal who had gone to Bhairahawa in connection with party work could not return to Kathmandu after the aircraft he was to board failed to land at Gautam Buddha airport, said Dahal’s press coordinator Manohari Timilsina.
However, second rung leaders of the both parties are said to be constantly in talks for a party unification.
Earlier the day at a programme, the UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali informed that discussions were on between the two parties for a party merger.
Separate meetings of the UML’s standing committee and the Maoist Centre central office held on Friday had also decided to expedite discussions for a party union.