CPN-UML takes initiatives to bring Madhes-based parties into confidence

Published On: December 27, 2017 04:26 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The CPN-UML has started initiatives to form a new government under its leadership bringing the CPN (Maoist Centre) and Madhes-based parties into confidence. 

The CPN-UML has been doing homework to bring other political parties into confidence for formation of a new government at a time when top leaders of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have been holding informal discussion regarding formation of a new government and party unity. The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) had made a left alliance during the election along with announcement of party unification. 

The Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Federal Socialist Forum are to be taken ahead together based on consultations with the leaders of left alliance in case the two Madhes-centric parties so wish as Nepali Congress is likely to remain in opposition, CPN-UML Standing Committee member Shankar Pokhrel said adding it would help in country’s prosperity and government’s effectiveness. 

He said that the CPN-UML held discussion with Madhes-based parties to give a message that the party was ready to move ahead collaborating with them at a time when Madhes-based parties have won the election in province 2. The first-phase discussion was held between CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli and Forum in this regard. 

Responding to a query of Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), leader Pokhrel said, “A formal process for formation of a new government will begin after Election Commission provides the final result. We will move ahead for party unification and formation of new government as per the people’s mandate.” 

He said that process for the unification between the two parties has begun since election alliance and the cadres are more excited about it, claiming that there were no any serious problems regarding party unity and formation of government. 

The both parties had on October 3 announced for party unification and election alliance. 

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