KATHMANDU, July 3: Chairman of the Loktantrik Samajbadi Party (LSP) Mahanta Thakur has said that he has received proposals from the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML for an alliance in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
In the meeting of the party's executive committee, Thakur also asked for advice on which party is suitable to form an alliance with and how to move forward. Recently, Thakur has been in constant dialogue with NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba and UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.
"During the meeting, the chairman said that proposals from both the Nepali Congress and the UML have been received, requesting the LSP to form an electoral alliance and sought suggestions on which party it would be appropriate to form alliance with," Keshav Jha, a member of the LSP executive committee, said, "We will discuss in detail at the next meeting tomorrow (Sunday)." Stating that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was positive to address the demands of the LSP, Thakur had briefed the meeting.
The LSP has decided to draw a conclusion regarding the coordination with other parties in the upcoming parliamentary elections or move ahead with the ruling coalition. According to executive member Jha, the party's statute was also discussed in the meeting held on Saturday.
Discussions have focused on the number of members in the executive, central and other committees. The LSP has not yet been able to form a central committee. Apart from the executive committee submitted to the Election Commission, the party has not been able to form any other committee.