Meeting continues at Baluwatar as agreement on distribution of seats for upcoming elections eludes ruling coalition

Published On: September 27, 2022 01:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: A meeting of the leaders of the ruling coalition parties on the distribution of seats for the upcoming House of Representatives and provincial assembly elections is currently underway at Baluwatar, the official residence of the Prime Minister.

In the meeting the issue of distribution of seats for the provincial assemblies is being discussed.

Although the coalition meeting has been held several times regarding the distribution of seats, no agreement has been reached. Maoists and CPN (United Socialist), which are in the ruling coalition, are in favor of reaching an agreement on the number of seats as soon as possible.

The alliance formed an 11-member task force to discuss the distribution of seats. The task force consists of Krishna Prasad Sitaula, General Secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa and Gyanendra Bahadur Karki from the Nepali Congress, while General Secretary Dev Gurung and Deputy General Secretary Barshman Pun are from the Maoist Center.

Likewise, other members include Vice-Chairman Pramesh Hamal and General Secretary Beduram Bhusal from the CPN (United Socialist), Ram Sahaya Yadav and Rakam Chemjong from Janata Samajwadi Party and Himlal Puri and Anand Sharma from Rashtriya Janamorcha.




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