The four major political forces - UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, UML and Madhesi Front - are doing homework to form an election government headed by the Chief Justice by March 5, a member of the four-party taskforce said on Friday.
"The parties have already agreed to form the new government by March 5. We only have few issues to settle on how to remove the constitutional hurdles," UCPN (Maoist) leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara said after a meeting of the four-party leaders with President Ram Baran Yadav.
Earlier, some leaders had publicly stated that despite the new cabinet headed by CJ Khil Raj Regmi would not be announced before March 7 when a hearing on a writ petition challenging the idea of the CJ-led government is scheduled to take place at the Supreme Court. CJ Regmi himself indicated in a press statement earlier this week that he would go by the court decision.
NC vice president Ram Chandra Poudel also said after the Shital Niwas meeting that the parties had reached understanding on most of the issues regarding the formation of the election government. He claimed that the decisions taken by the current caretaker government would be overturned by the new government.
UCPN (M) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, NC president Sushil Koirala, UML chairman Jhala Nath Khanal and Madhesi Front leader Bijaya Gachchhadar were also present in the discussion with the President along with the taskforce members. nepalnews.com