CPN (UML) has asked Nepali Congress to come up with a “suitable proposal” that will facilitate a “package deal” for the formation of a consensus government.
A standing committee meeting of CPN (UML) held at Manmohan Memorial Foundation in Sanepa, Lalitpur Friday decided to make such a request to NC, the largest party in the Constituent Assembly, in order to ensure a “respectable position” for the party in a possibly NC-led consensus government.
The request comes in response to a proposal forwarded by Nepali Congress to form a consensus government.
The meeting took this decision after concluding that UML, which is the second largest party in the Constituent Assembly, should rather stay in the opposition and extend all necessary help in the constitution drafting process if NC doesn’t give UML “respectable position” in the new government.
The meeting also decided that senior UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, who had won the November 19 elections from two constituencies, will hold on to Rautahat-1 constituency and give up Kathmandu-2. Similarly, UML Vice-chairperson Bamdev Gautam, who was elected to the CA from Bardiya-1 and Pyuthan-1, will surrender Bardiya-1. Nepalnews,com