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Talks between Govt. and 33-party alliance postponed; Madhes based parties opposed agreement betn. HLPC and FDF


KATHMANDU: The third round of talks between the government and the 33 parties’ alliance led by CPN-Maoist has been postponed citing lack of adequate preparations.

Spokesperson of CPN-Maoist Pushpa Bhusal informed that the talks postponed as the government lacked sufficient preparations for the talks.

The next round of talks will be held probably on Monday, according to a leader. The government has been holding talks with the disgruntled parties so as to ensure participation of all in the upcoming Constituent Assembly election in November this year.

The HLPC, too, has been separately engaging in talks with the 33 parties’ alliance and other poll-opposing groups to meet the same end. The HLPC has been able to bring the Upendra Yadav led Front to the board for holding the elections of the constituent assembly on time, while it is yet to convince the 33-party alliance led by CPN-Maoist.

Meanwhile, Sarita Giri-led Nepal Sadbhavana Party (NSP) has burned down the six-point agreement reached between HLPC and Federal Democratic Front (FDF) in various districts of Madhes including Kathmandu.

Giri informed that they burnt down the deal as the agreement reached between FDF and the HLPC was against the interests of Madhesi people and has ignored the demand of constituency delineation on the basis of population.

She reiterated that Madhes should get minimum 121 seats out of total 240 constituencies. She further claimed that the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) would not be inclusive, as there would be lower representation from Madhesh where more than 50% of national population lives.

Giri further accused Madhesi People’s Right Forum-Nepal (MPRF-N) Chairman Upendra Yadav and Sharat Singh Bhandari, Chairman of National Madhes Socialist Party (NMSP), the two constituent parties FDF, of being agents of UCPN-Maoist.

Giri is on hunger strike from Tuesday in the capital demanding a review of the number of election constituencies for the upcoming CA elections. Meanwhile, JP Gupta-led Tarai-Madhesh National Campaign has also termed the deal as betrayal. Saying that the six-point deal should be merely taken as ‘face saving tool for Upendra Yadav’, Gupta further maintained that the deal was an attempt to further sideline marginalized communities.

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