Preparations are going on regarding the first meeting of the CA and procedures there after. The first meeting, in addition to fulfilling some formalities, is expected to formalize Nepal a republic. Plus, discussions are also going on about the formation of the new government and the possible ways of power sharing among political parties. Namely about the portfolios of the Presidency, prime minister-ship and the chairmanship of the CA. Today the Maoist chairman Prachanda met with the Prime Minister and he is learned to have discussed all those issues. Here are some of the developments:
PM Koirala, Prachanda discuss recent political scenario
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and CPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda held consultations at the PM’s Baluwatar residence in the capital on Sunday to discuss the country’s political situation in the aftermath of the historical Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. PM Koirala and Prachanda discussed on the formation of the next government, implementation of republic declaration and proper end of the monarchy during the meeting.
The duo discussed on other key issues including the need to call a meeting of the seven ruling parties of the current interim government, the need of agreement to between the other parties that have been able to secure seats in the CA and the need for the next government to be formed by co-ordination among the parties, sources informed.
Maoist no. 2 Dr Baburam Bhattarai and Home Minister Krishna Prasad Situala were also present at the meeting. The meeting comes at a time when the NC leaders have reportedly requested the Maoist leadership to retain PM Koirala in a senior post in the formation of the next government. However, it has not been cleared out yet whether the NC leaders requested the former leaders to retain Koirala as the head-of-state or just as a guardian of the next government.
Cabinet meeting decides to introduce ordinance to swear in CA members: The meeting of the cabinet held for the first time after the Constituent Assembly (CA) election has decided to introduce an ordinance to swear in the members of CA since there is no legal provision as such, at present. Concluding that the election had been held successfully, the cabinet also decided to form committees to probe violent incidents in Dang and Surkhet districts during election. In Surkhet, a UML candidate had been murdered while in Dang, seven cadres of Maoists were killed when police opened fire.
The cabinet has also decided to hold seven party meeting. Since the cabinet had met after a long time, it took up over 40 agenda including providing financial relief to victims of Terai agitation. The UML ministers, who have already resigned from their positions, did not attend Sunday’s cabinet meeting held in Singhdurbar.