Parties agree to form election govt headed by ‘non-politico’ to hold CA polls by May 28
The four major political forces – Nepali Congress, UCPN (Maoist), CPN
(UML) and UDMF – on Monday agreed to form an election government headed by a “non-political person” at the earliest to hold country’s second Constituent Assembly polls by May 28.
A meeting of the four political forces at the Secretariat of Army Integration Special Committee, International Convention Center in the capital reached to an agreement to this effect this morning. However, the parties have neither reached an understanding on the suitable “non political person” candidate to head the new government they have envisaged nor proposed any names for the same, it is learnt.
Emerging from the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister and vice chairperson of the ruling UCPN (Maoist) told mediapersons that the ruling alliance and the opposition parties have agreed to hold the CA polls by May 28 after forming a unity government that would primarily serve as an election government.
The meeting comes days after the opposition parties ended their nationwide anti-government protests calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and the government he heads to pave way for a national unity government and the ruling UCPN (Maoist) irked them with their proposal making incumbent Chief Justice as the head of the new election government through their recent general convention.
The agreement was also partly prompted by President Ram Baran Yadav’s call to top leaders of political parties on Sunday to forge consensus on a unity government at the earliest to ensure election by May this year at any cost. nepalnews.com