Kathamandu: The leaders of the four major parties and the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) have decided to intensify talks to clear current political deadlock.

Vice-President of the Nepali Congress Ramchandra Poudel said the issues of state delineation were raised in the meeting, but discussion did not dwell on it. He termed it an informal meeting and said they would meet again after holding discussion within their respective parties.

Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Upendra Yadav said the UDMF reiterated its demands that the government implement the 8-point and 22-point agreements reached in the past. He accused that the big political parties of not bringing any concrete proposal on addressing UDMF demands.

He said the UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal assured during the meeting that he would bring some new proposal by the next meeting on Monday evening.

NC’s Acting President Poudel, senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, UML’s senior leader Jhalanath Khanal, UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Dahal, Vice-Chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha, and Chief Whip of the RPP-Nepal Dilnath Giri represented the top four parties in the meeting. Likewise, FSFN Chairman Yadav, Vice-Chairman Ashok Rai, Chairman of Tarai Madhes Sadbhavana Party Mahendra Ray Yadav, Co-Chairman of Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party Hridayesh Tripathi, and Co-Chairman of Sadbhavana Party, Laxman Lal Karna, among others, were present from the UDMF. RSS