CPN Chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have held discussion with Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe on Friday.
The chairman duo held discussion with Tumbahangphe at the prime minister's residence in Baluwatar even as the intra-party dispute about its candidate for speaker has held the House hostage with the House meeting already been postponed twice.
The next House meeting has been called for Sunday.
"She has met the chairman duo," a parliament secretariat source confided. "What they discussed has yet to be revealed.
Both the former CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) factions are claiming for the post of speaker. Oli wishes to make former Constituent Assembly chairman Subas Chandra Nembang the speaker while Dahal has been insisting that Agni Sapkota from the Maoist faction should get the post.
The Maoist faction points that it should again get the post it had received during the power sharing before party unification.
Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe has also staked claim for the post.
The post of speaker is vacant after Krishna Bahadur Mahara resigned following rape allegation by a federal parliament secretariat staffer.
The ruling party will have to ask Deputy Speaker Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe, whose allegiance is now with CPN having won the last general election on a CPN-UML ticket, to resign to keep the post of speaker with the party as the Constitution prohibits appointment of speaker and deputy speaker from the same party.
Published Date: Friday, Poush 25, 2076, 14:10:00