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Morcha drops threat to abandon coalition

KATHMANDU:  Major coalition partner of the ruling coalition, Joint Democratic Madhesi Front (JDMF) has reverted its threat to pull out from the government following a meeting the coalition partner—UCPN Maoist on Thursday.

During a meeting between senior leaders of both partners at the PM’s residence today, the Maoist leadership agreed to implement the four point deal agreed between prior to the formation of government strictly.

Acting Chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Republican) Raj Kishor Yadav informed that the Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai have agreed to to implement the previous four-point agreement and claimed that they have assured to resolve the citizenship row even by amending the existing laws that have hindered the implementation of the four point agreement.

Quoting the prime minister, he said that the prime minister would appoint Minister for Information and Communications as soon as possible after his party recommends name for the vacant ministerial post.

Post of the Minister for Information and Communications is vacant after Chairman of MJF (Republican) and Minister for Information and Communications Jay Prakash Prasad Gupta was sent to jail on corruption charges.

Prior to holding consultations with the Front members, both Prachanda and Bhattarai had done some work on addressing the demands of the JDMF.

Prachanda’s press secretary Santosh Paudel informed that the along with the demands put forward by JDMF, the meeting had also centered on resolving the internal issues within the party and those related to the conclusion of the peace and constitution writing process.

Published Date: Thursday, March 8th, 2012 | 07:16 PM

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