Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has rejected pan-democrats' request to meet and discuss their universal suffrage proposal, three days after vowing to lead a consensus-building government following his election success. The democrats have questioned Mr Tsang's sincerity in listening to public aspirations for a faster move towards full democracy. In a letter to 21 pan-democrat legislators who requested the meeting after submitting a reform proposal, Mr Tsang's private secretary, Jessie Ting Yip Yin-mei, said such talks should be held by the Commission for Strategic Development. She said since Mr Tsang would chair the commission's meeting on April 12, when Democrat Lee Wing-tat and unionist Lee Cheuk-yan would attend as members, there could be 'ample discussion'. Lee Cheuk-yan was outraged at the response, saying there was no reason for the chief executive to snub the 21 pan-democrats. 'What he did was very ugly. We are only asking for a meeting to exchange views. Why can we only communicate with him through the commission? I cannot believe he wants to be selective when listening to views.' Lee Wing-tat said Mr Tsang had broken his election pledge to build an inclusive government that would listen to the public. 'He has made a U-turn so soon after getting re-elected. Can you remember him stressing on Sunday the need to take a bottom-up approach?' The group under the commission studying a system of universal suffrage has more than 40 members, but only two are among the 21 pan-democrats pushing the proposal. Mr Tsang had pledged to include the proposal in a forthcoming government green paper to gauge public views on reform details later this year, saying he would resolve the universal suffrage question within his new five-year term. Meanwhile, Alan Leong Kah-kit, the Civic Party legislator who unsuccessfully challenged Mr Tsang in the election, said he was satisfied with his campaign strategy despite admitting the focus could have been sharpened at an earlier stage. Some voters had been confused over whether they should vote for him after he gained the required 100 nominations to stand, Mr Leong said. He agreed he could have done more in campaigning after the Election Committee poll in early December. There also had been a failure to set up a mechanism for monitoring public opinion. 'But I am proud to have been able to play a role in this contest, which is part of the Chinese nation's move for democracy and rule of law.'