KATHAMDNU, Jan 16: Without political agreement on the issues of provincial chiefs and temporary capitals, the Council of Ministers scheduled for 4:30 PM today has been postponed for tomorrow.
A political deadlock has resurfaced on how Nepal will enter federalism. Today’s meeting was supposedly to decide provincial chiefs and temporary capitals. Prior to the meeting, Prime Minister Deuba will consult with CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center).
Through political consensus, the government is likely to nominate provincial chiefs; two each from Nepali Congress and CPN-UML while Maoist Center, RJP and FSFN will have one each. PM Deuba has already sought names from the five parties for the same.
At present, temporary provincial capitals will be where high court is.