Prez Bhandari, Dahal meet; discuss National Assembly Ordinance

National Assembly

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday held discussion on various issues including the Ordinance related to National Assembly election and formation of a new government.

President Bhandari, who has been facing criticism of holding the National Assembly Election Ordinance from the government, has been consulting with various top leaders regarding the issue.

Nepali Congress led-government, who forwarded the Ordinance two months ago, has been pressuring the President to immediately approve the Ordinance whereas UML has objected that the government put the single transferable voting system for the National Assembly formation by disregarding the constitution. The Ordinance is awaiting approval from the President.

Due to the failure of the major political parties to forge consensus on this regard, the government formation process has been delayed.