ISLAMABAD – Efforts to seek consensus on 20th Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2012 hit snags as the second round of talks between the ruling PPP and main Opposition party PML-N remained inconclusive on Tuesday largely because of differences over modalities related to caretaker set up.‘Both sides have decided to come up with their recommendations on Wednesday (today) to resolve the standoff over caretaker set up’, insiders told The Nation.Negotiators from, the parties resumed the talks but had to put them off till Wednesday with the decision to come up with concrete recommendations about the future caretaker set up.Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah led the PPP team while Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Ch. Nisar Ali Khan and Sardar Muhammad Sadiq MNA from the PML-N represented the Opposition parties in the House.Later, talking to reporters, Syed Khurshid Shah hoped that both sides would succeed in evolving consensus over the issue as the PML-N team could not talk to the PML-N President Mian Nawaz Sharif because of his pressing political engagements in Multan. Khurshid Shah was accompanied by the Federal Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar and Senator Raza Rabbani.In his separate talk with media, Leader of Opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said that no progress was made on the matter during negotiations on Tuesday ,adding, during the course of negotiations PML-N reiterated its stance.He reiterated that Opposition parties would not agree on verbal assurance and were trying to ensure their demand for future caretaker set up was accepted by the ruling alliance and made part of the 20th Amendment.The Opposition parties, he said want to ensure that caretaker set up to hold future general elections in the country was decided between the government and the Opposition with consensus rather than ‘consultation’ which he believed was imperative because of the government’s past practices.‘We have serious reservations over the word consultation, the government only uses it as an information’, he said, adding, the government ‘does not consult, it only informs’.He dismissed the notions that PML-N has changed its stance on this issue saying his party wanted a caretaker Prime Minister who enjoyed consensus of the entire nation. ‘The caretaker PM should be capable of making possible the holding of transparent elections’, he added.Nisar said the legislators whose membership was suspended were not at fault because it was the Chief Election Commissioner who was actually responsible for this. He also ruled out the possibility the incumbent Chief Election Commissioner who is the blue eyed of President Asif Ali Zardari could be granted extension in his office term under the Constitution.