Nepal’s major political parties agree to form poll govt under sitting CJ

KATHMANDU: Nearly 10 months after the dissolution of the CA without promulgating the new constitution, Nepal’s major political parties finally agreed to form new election government under the leadership of Chief Justice (CJ) Khil Raj Regmi.

The parties have decided to name the new government as the Interim Election Council.

Finance Minister confirmed that major four political forces—UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and Madhesi Morcha—agreed to that end and a meeting of the cabinet to hold later this night would submit to the President to remove difficulties.

Pun also said that a high-level political steering committee would be formed to assist the election government.

Likewise, UML leader KP Oli said that CJ Regmi would be sworn in as the Prime Minister at 11:00 pm.

The major political parties have also agreed to give the Maoist’s ex fighter would be given a post of a Colonel based on qualification and two Lieutenants in the Nepal Army. The former Maoist fighters are taking training in the NA after being integrated into the 240-year-old national security force.

The parties have also agreed to hold the fresh CA election on June 21 but the CJ Regmi who is leading the Interim Election Council is given time till mid-December to hold the CA election.