HLPC asks Regmi to implement agreements reached with poll-opposing parties through constitutional amendments
High Level Political Committee (HLPC) has urged the government to amend the 25-point presidential decree as well as remove constitutional difficulties in order to implement agreements reached with poll-opposing parties so far to ensure second Constituent Assembly (CA) election.
The cross-party mechanism held a meeting with Chairman of Interim Election Council (IEC) Khil Raj Regmi at the latter’s official resident in Baluwatar Wednesday morning and made this request as per its Tuesday’s meeting.
On Tuesday, HLPC had decided to move on with election preparation by amending the 25-point presidential decree to retain the number of proportional seats as in the last CA as per the agreements reached with poll-opposing parties like MJF-N and Federal Social Party Nepal (FSPN).
Emerging from the meeting, NC leader Minendra Rijal said that during the meeting the HLPC requested the head of interim government to begin process of removing constitutional difficulties to implement agreements reached with other parties.
During the meeting the cross party mechanism had briefed Regmi about its Tuesday’s decision to concentrate on election preparation to guarantee polls on November 19 at any cost. Tuesday's meeting had also decided to keep the doors for negotiations with poll-opposing alliance led by CPN-Maoist open.
Despite a number of meetings, CPN-Maoist has remained adamant on its stance for an all-party round-table conference and changing the interim government. This has considerably lessened the chances of the party joining the November 19 election. Nepalnews.com