Coalition partners divided over CJ-led government

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the ruling coalition partners held this morning at the official residence of Prime Minister ended inclusively though the meeting was expected to take a decision in favor of the CJ-led election government.

At the meeting, the UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ had briefed the leaders of fringe parties about the four-party agreement regarding the formation of the next government to hold the fresh CA elections by May. However, the leaders of the fringe parties took exception Dahal’s briefing, ultimately resulting in indecisive.

Prachanda said that the CJ would be called from the prime minister if his government failed to hold the fresh election in the slated time frame.

Similarly, some leaders of the fringe parties including Bishwendra Paswan of Dalit Janajati Party have written ‘note of dissent’ on the proposal stating that the CJ-led government would only weaken the political parties.

However, leaders of the Federal Democratic Republican Alliance (FDRA) Bijay Kumar Gachhadar and Rajendra Mahato were not present at the meeting.