February 5, 2023, Sunday
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Deuba, Prachanda discussed formation of new government

The Nepal Weekly
November 29, 2022

As results of Parliamentary elections under direct voting comes closer to end, top leaders of political parties intensified efforts towards formation of a new government. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-Maoist Centre chairman Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda” on Saturday held meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar, according to party sources.

During the meeting the two leaders discussed the current developments and explored possibilities of formation of the new government, according to Ganesh Shah, CPNMaoist Centre secretary. “The two leaders have reached an understanding to continue the present ruling alliance,” he pointed out.

The five party alliances will have enough strength in the Parliament to form a majority government, he said. The five party alliance include Nepali Congress led by Prime Minister Deuba, CPN-Maoist led by Prachanda, CPN-Unified Socialist led by Madhav Nepal, Lokatantrik Samajwadi Party led by Mahantha Thakur  and Rastriya Janamorcha led by Chitra Bahadur K.C.

After the results of the HoR seats both under direct and proportionate voting system the Nepali Congress led alliance is likely to have majority seats to form the new government.

“Janata Samajwadi Party led by Upendra Yadavi will also join the ruling alliance led by Nepali Congress and with the support from both the Madhesi parties we will have comfortable majority to form a government,” said Shah.

Meanwhile, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Naveen Shrivastav has intensified meeting with political leaders as the counting of votes for Federal Parliament and Provincial Assemblies continues. Ambassador Shrivastava held meetings with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-Maoist Centre chairman Prachanda on Friday and Saturday, according to sources close to Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre. During the meeting the Indian envoy sought information regarding the process of formation of the new government, sources said. The Indian ambassador’s meeting with the top leaders of political parties at the time when Nepalese parties are engaged in consultation for formation of the new government is regarded here as significant.