Ruling coalition meeting underway to finalize seat distribution for polls

Published On: October 7, 2022 06:01 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The meeting of the four parties of the ruling coalition for the distribution of electoral constituencies among the alliance parties for the House of Representatives and provincial assembly elections is still underway in Baluwatar until this evening.

Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) did not participate in the meeting held in Baluwatar from this morning, said Keshavraj Joshi, member secretary of the five-party working group. JSP had participated in the meeting till Thursday. While the JSP has withdrawn from the meeting, the Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) has joined the meeting in Baluwatar.

LSP leader Anil Jha said that it will be determined whether there will be synergy or not based on the talks of the ruling coalition. He said that based on the homework report sent by the working group, the constituencies will be distributed by the four parties by this evening.

Continuing the daily meeting for the distribution of seats, today is the last day of decisive negotiations.

The Election Commission has set the schedule for the registration of candidates for the elections to the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies on October 9.

Before that, the alliance will divide the electoral constituencies among themselves and the parties will have to nominate candidates. Since there is still time left for this until tomorrow, four parties have started the discussion.  

It is said that Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairman of CPN (Unified Socialist) Madhav Kumar Nepal, Vice Chairman of Janamorcha Durga Poudel and other top leaders are participating in the today’s meeting.

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