Meetings and discussions have intensified among top leaders of five-party ruling alliance as vote counting of the elections to the House of Representatives and Province Assembly conducted on November 20 comes closer to complete.
Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday separately met CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Chairperson of the CPN (Unified Socialist), Madhav Kumar Nepal to discuss about the current political situation and formation of a new government.
During the separate meetings with Prime Minister Deuba at Baluwatar, both Prachanda and Nepal underlined the need to further strengthening the alliance and making efforts to forming a new government under the leadership of the alliance, according to an aide of PM Deuba.
The top leaders of the major parties also dwelt on various issues including the formation of a new government and power sharingn mechanism. Prime Minister Deuba also congratulated Prachanda and Nepal during his first personal contact after the Nov. 20 election. Earlier on Saturday, PM Deuba had congratulated CPN-UML chairman K.P. Oli during telephone conversation.
The five party alliance, which includes, Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Centre, CPN-Unified Socialist, Lokatantrik Samajwadi Party and Rastriya Janamorcha have a combined strength of 85 seats in the HoR under direct election. The alliance is moving towards clear majority that would allow them to form a new government. The counting of votes are almost complete with results of seven seats are yet to be announced.