KATHMANDU: The High-Level Political Committee ( HLPC ) on Saturday informed President Ram Baran Yadav and Chairman of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi about the consensus forged with the Upendra Yadav-led Federal Democratic Front.
The HLPC also submitted the copy of the agreement to President Yadav and Chairman Regmi. The top leaders of all five political forces included in the HLPC formally informed President Yadav and Chairman Regmi about the consensus after meeting the president at Sheetal Niwas and Chairman Regmi at Baluwatar.
During the meeting, the top leaders also informed the president and chairman about the progress in talks with the Federal Socialist Front.
On August 15, the two sides had agreed to maintain 335 seats under the proportional electoral system in the Constituent Assembly alike in the first CA. The 11-point agreement reached among the major four forces earlier had agreed to elect 491-member CA in which 240 members will be chosen through first past the post system and 240 through proportional representation system.
It is learned that the meeting also reviewed the ongoing efforts to bring the CPN-Maoist-led 33-party alliance on board the election process.
They also said that options have been kept open for talks with the CPN-Maoist-led 33 parties to bring them on board the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election. He also said that level of confidence in talks has increased after the talks with the Ashok Rai-led Federal Front and options were kept open to bring the Mohan Baidya-led 33-party´s alliance.
Meanwhile, the Madhesi People’s Right Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D) Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has said that his party would finalize nomination of the candidates for the forthcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election and election manifesto through a three-day national gathering to be held at Biratnagar beginning on Sunday.
“We have prepared first draft of the election manifesto and will be finalized through a three-day Central Committee (CC) meeting to be organized in Biratnagar,” said Gachchhadar, maintaining that their party was fully prepared for the poll.
Gachchadar revealed that they were all set to announce ‘Tharuhat State’, including western region and ‘Madhes State’ for the eastern districts. He further said that they have proposed a total of 10 provinces in the federal structure.
Party Vice Chairman Rameshwar Ray Yadav said that they welcomed leaders from various ethnic communities in line with the principle of inclusion
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