UML, Maoist center to organize joint press meet today


KATHMANDU, Dec 17: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) are organizing a joint press conference today to clear their stance on the row over the ordinance on National Assembly election and a new government formation.

The meeting will be organized at 3 pm today afternoon, which will be attended by the senior leader of both parties, said Oli’s press coordinator Chetan Adhikari.

The left alliance, which has secured majority in the recent House of Representatives election, securing 116 of 165 seats, taken stance on multiple transferable votes in the formation of National Assembly; and has urged the ruling Nepali Congress to clear path for the formation of new government.

Nepali Congress, however, has said that it would hand over the power only after the formation of National Assembly. NC has also adopted single transferable votes, which Oli argues is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur has urged the left alliance not to provoke President to return the ordinance on the National Assembly election forwarded by the government.

The ordinance is currently pending at the Office of President. President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the other hand, has said that she would not approve the ordinance until the political parties find consensus first.

The left alliance leaders will also thank the voters for their immense support in polls during the meeting.