KATHMANDU: The 22-party alliance today decided to give the Common Minimum Programme (CMP) of the government final shape tomorrow.

A meeting called by Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal at Singhadurbar today discussed the draft of the CMP presented by the bigger parties. “Copies of the draft have been distributed to the representatives of the all the parties,” said Nepali Congress vice president Ram Chandra Poudel, adding that the parties would submit their suggestions on the draft by 11 am tomorrow.

Informing that the parties would endorse the CMP at the alliance meeting to be held at 3 pm after incorporating the suggestions, Poudel assured that Cabinet extension would soon take place following the endorsement.

The parties, however, were yet to reach an agreement over the distribution of portfolios, he said.

CPN-ML leader CP Mainali said that the parties during today’s meeting agreed to incorporate provisions in the CMP for the formation of the local bodies till the elections were held.

Meanwhile, PM Nepal urged the smaller parties to form groups and recommend names for ministerial berth as it was difficult to apportion each of them separate ministries, Mainali informed.

In today’s meeting, the parties also urged the Unified CPN-Maoist to stop disrupting the House session.