KATHMANDU: The High Political Committee (HLPC), the cross-part task force formed to assist the chief Justice led election government, has asked the government not to take decisions that have long-term consequences. Saturday’s meeting of the Committee has concluded that the government is formed particularly for holding Constituent Assembly elections on the scheduled date, so it should not involve in making decisions that will have long term impact.
This move comes in the wake of the Supreme Court´s interim order against the agreement with India to allow the latter to upgrade the immigration system at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and to set up Indian immigration check points at Lumbini and Pashupatinagar.
The meeting has also welcomed recent decision of the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist to form a talks team for holding talks with the government. The HLPC has decided to hold talks with CPN-Maoist.
Talking to journalists after the meeting one of the participants of the meeting, vice-chairperson of UCPN-Maoist Narayan Kaji Shrestha informed that procedure for the round table conference will be determined during the talks with the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist.
According to Shrestha, the cross-party mechanism decided to expedite homework on the purported talks with the poll-opposing parties including the CPN-Maoist within a few days. Moreover, the meeting also reviewed the ongoing poll preparations. “The meeting decided to ask the government and Election Commission to further the election procedure at the earliest,” Shrestha said.
Baidya faction seems positive towards elections following the public pressure. The party has recently formed the talks team for holding talks with the government and the HLPC softening its earlier stance of not holding talks unless and until all the demands of the party are fulfilled. It is learnt that during the recent visit of CPN-Maoist chair Mohan Baidya China has suggested them to take part in the elections to end current political stalemate of the country.
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