News Update: Parties agrees to formalize CJ led government after ‘Package deal’; Forms a task-force

KATHMANDU: The major political parties once again failed to formalize their decision to form the government led by Chief Justice for holding the elections of the Constituent Assembly.

The meeting between the top leaders of the major political parties and the president ended inconclusively as the political parties decided to go for a package deal.

The political parties agreed for forming the government led by Chief Justice but they decided to formalize the decision once they finalize modalities for different issues like separation of power and check and balance and how to fill vacant constitutional bodies among others.

The political parties formed a task force to suggest on these issues. The task force will have two members from four major political parties. Bhim Rawal and Agni Kharel are representing from CPN-UML in the task force while UCPN-Maoist nominated Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Khim Lal Devkota, while Nepali Congress and United Democratic Madhesi Front are yet to nominate their members for the task force. The four parties will decide on these issues once the task force submits its suggestion.

The four major political parties will met tomorrow to discuss the modality of the CJ led election government. Similarly they are scheduled to hold meeting with President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav tomorrow at 3 p.m.

The parties reached into consensus for CJ led government after a meeting of CPN-UML central committee (CC) approved the decision of the standing committee.

The Interim Constitution of Nepal does not allow independent person becoming the Prime Minister and there is no Constituent Assembly to amend the Interim Constitution. The Chief Justice, who gave the verdict prohibiting the extension of the constituent assembly, is becoming a Prime Minister from unconstitutional method. The Chief Justice however remained tight lipped regarding the preparation of the political parties to give leadership of the election government to him.

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