The central committee of the UML in a meeting last week decided that it had to play a crucial role to ensure implementation of radical land reforms and also take care that the agenda was not hijacked by anyone. Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bharat Mohan Adhikari, Amrit Bohara, Ishwor Pokharel and Raghuji Pant attended the meeting and agreed that some understanding/ working alliance had to be reached between all left parties. Narayan Man Bijykchhe of the Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party, Siddhi Lal Singh of the Marxist Leninists, Prabhu Narayan Choudhary of the Marxists, Bishnu Bahadur Manandhar of the Samyukta, Pari Thapa of the Jana Morcha, Krishna Das Shrestha of the Marxist-Leninist-Maoist party and Amik Sherchan of the Samyukta Jana Morcha also attended the meeting. Siddhi Lal Singh of the ML proposed that all left parties, including the Maoists should come to some understanding and move forward. The UML leaders said clearly that unless the Maoists changed their ways it would be impossible to work together, let alone form an understanding. Representatives of the Masal and Ekata Kendra (Unity Centre) did not attend the meeting. The UML has put forward a 22-point agenda, which it says is the only way the country can be bailed out from the present crisis. The other left parties have agreed to come up with their own suggestions.