Major parties firm on timely elections despite UDMF resistance

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called a meeting of all the top leaders of all major parties to discuss the local body elections slated 14th May.The meeting had the attendance of ruling Nepali Congress, the opposition CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic.When asked if the elections should be conducted in multi-phase, each party unequivocally decided that the elections must take place in a single phase.