NC office-bearers’ meeting : Initiatives to be taken for forming majority govt

काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० माघ २० गते ११:३७ मा प्रकाशित

Nepali-Congress-Flag1315101735Kathmandu, 3 Feb – The Nepali Congress is to pursue discussions for constituting a majority government under the party’s leadership. In this connection, the party is going to all a meeting of its central working committee to formulate its official view on this issue.

A meeting of the party’s office-bearers and central committee members held at party President Sushil Koirala’s residence in Maharajgunj today decided to convene a meeting of the central committee to hold discussions regarding the talks with other parties and power-sharing and contemporary issues in a bid to forming a consensus government.

The deadline for constituting a consensus government given by President Dr Ram Baran Yadav expired Saturday. With this, the President today called on the parties for constituting a majority government.

Senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba said that a meeting of the party’s centyral committee has been called for holding extensive discussions on government formation and other issues. It is stated that the central committee meeting would be called for Tuesday.

Party vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel said that the party would take the initiation for constituting a national unity government under own leadership with the participation of the maximum number of parties though the deadline for formation of a consensus government has expired.

He said the central committee would outline the party’s official views regarding the talks with other parties, constitution of the government and its shape.

The Nepali Congress has projected party president Koirala who has been elected its parliamentary party leader as the future Prime Minister.The party is preparing to form a majority government with the backing of the UML and fringe parties.

The Nepali Congress and the UML, which are the first and second largest parties, respectively, in the Constituent Assembly/Legislature-Parliament have agreed to work together in the task of government formation and constitution drafting, however, they are short of a concrete agreement on matters of power-sharing and the modality of the government.

All the 30 political parties represented in the Assembly have not disagreed to the Nepali Congress forming a government under its leadership. But the UCPN (Maoist), the third largest party in the Assembly, Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal and the Forum Nepal have publicly declared that they are not joining the government.

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