Formation of National Assembly and new govt different issues: UML


KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The standing committee meeting of the CPN-UML held at vice chair Bamdev Gautam’s Bhaisepati residence Friday discussed on formation of a new government and party unification process with CPN (Maoist Center).

The five-hour long meeting held after the completion of second round of federal and provincial parliamentary elections, reviewed latest political developments. The meeting concluded that the formation of national assembly and new government were different issues.

The meeting urged the election commission and Prime Minister to create environment conducive to form a new government immediately by respecting the public mandate.

The press release issued by party secretary Pradeep Gyawali after the meeting has stated that the national assembly should be formed following the majority electoral system as per the constitutional provision and consensus forged among the political parties in the past.

Though the meeting of the party unification coordination committee was scheduled for today, it could not be held as the UML meeting continued for long. It is stated that, however, both party leaders were in informal talks over the issue.

Likewise, the meeting has thanked voters, election commission and government of Nepal for the completion of elections. The meeting also extended best wishes to newly elected representative in the both elections.

The meeting extended sorrow over the demise of security persons and wished for speedy recovery to the injured in course of elections. The meeting was chaired by UML chair KP Sharma Oli.