Nepal’s top politicians at Presidents’ place with Chief Justice

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KATHMANDU: In a bid to end ongoing political status quo, Nepal’s senior leaders of four major political parties have assembled at the President’s place along with Chief Justice Khilaraj Regmi.

Party leaders are reported to have called on the Chief Justice to discuss the details of the package deal that, among others, provisions the formation of electoral government in the Chief Justice’s leadership.

The meeting facilitated by the President himself, is expected to come up with a resolution tonight. After discussing the issue with the Chief Justice, party leaders will hold separate meeting among themselves and make appropriate amendments in the report prepared by the task force.

Earlier major political parities had formed a task force to prepare a report by including issues related to the authority and mandate of the CJ led government, process to resolve constitutional and legal hurdles to hold CA elections, date for holding CA elections, tenure of the electoral government, formation and function of the political party mechanism to steer the electoral government, among others.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has expressed hopes that political parties will finalise the deal tonight,.