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Govt. welcomes positive gesture of agitating parties; HLPC forms panel to finalize delineation of constituencies


KATHMANDU: One day after the High Level Political Committee, the cross -party task force of the major political parties formed to support the Chief Justice led government, invited the alliance of 33-political parties led by CPN-Maoist to come for formal talks for holding the elections of the constituent assembly, the government has also formally invited the poll-opposing parties to come to the negotiation table.

A Cabinet meeting held on Thursday appealed to the dissident parties to resolve their differences over the Constituent Assembly election through dialogue and take part in the election process. Similarly the cabinet meeting also welcomed the talk team led by CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya and taking the call of HLPC positively.

“The government is ready to resolve the crisis through talks. The government again calls on the alliance of 33 parties led by CPN-Maoist to come for dialogue,” said Minister for Information and Communications Madhav Poudel after the meeting.

The HLPC on Wednesday had sent a letter to the alliance requesting them to come to the talks table to ensure a successful conduction of the second CA polls slated for November 19.

However, the agitating parties have made it clear that they will not sit for talks with any condition. The HLPC on its part made it clear that will not hold talks on the issue of dissolving the Chief Justice led election government and differing the election slated for November 19.

Likewise, the government has promoted Nepal Army Directorate of Development, Colonel Sarad Lal Shrestha, to the post of Brigadier General. The meeting has approved the UK visit of (CoAS) Gen Gaurav SJB Rana. Chief of General Staff of British Army has invited CoAS Rana for a seven-day visit to the UK.

According to Minister Poudel, the Cabinet has decided to grant residential visa to 16 foreign specialist doctors of Patan Health Science Academy and the families dependent on them.

Meanwhile the meeting of the HLPC on Thursday formed an eight-member committee to find a way to resolve the complications facing the Constituency Delineation Commission (CDC).

A meeting of the HLPC held in the evening to discuss the delineation problem formed the committee. The panel comprises Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Khim Lal Devkota from the UCPN (Maoist), Ram Saran Mahat and Minendra Rijal from the Nepali Congress, Surendra Pandey and Agni Kharel from the UML and Hridayesh Tripathi and Jitendra Dev of the Madhesi Front. The committee has been asked to come up with recommendations within three days, UML leader Raghu ji Pant informed after the meeting.

The CDC has asked the government and the four parties for help after it failed to delineate the election constituencies in the one-month deadline given to it, citing constitutional complexities.

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