CPN-UML, UCPN-M ink 9-pt agreement

KATHMANDU:  After the UCPN-Maoist decided to continue support to the KP Sharma Oli-led government, UCPN-Maoist and CPN-UML on Thursday night signed a nine-point agreement.

In the agreement, the two parties have decided to take initiatives to form a national consensus government with an objective to create conducive environment for the implementation of Constitution and socio-economic transformation.

They have decided to discuss and resolve the issues of Madhes-based parties including federalism through political consensus.

The parties have decided to initiate the process of amending the laws within 15 days to work on transitional justice as per the spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Accord.

The two major ruling coalition partners have also decided to provide compensation to the family members of martyrs and disappeared people as per the decision taken by the previous governments.

They have also decided to register the ownership of lands dealt on the basis of household documents during the conflict time.

The parties have decided to make proper arrangements for the treatment, protection and livelihoods of those injured in the conflict period and people's movement. They have also decided to increase necessary arrangements for the treatment of injured, who have already been categorised.

They have also decided to initiate the process to withdraw or give clemency on the cases filed during the conflict period.

They have also decided to hold regular discussions and forge consensus among the top leaders of the major political parties while making political or administrative appointments and taking important decisions of the government. They have also decided to implement the past agreements.

The two parties have decided to accelerate the post-quake reconstruction works and to launch national campaign to deploy volunteers.

Earlier, on Wednesday, the UCPN-Maoist had decided to form a new government under its own leadership, which had put UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli's premiership at stake.

The Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, however, withdrew his statement yesterday and informed the Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba that forming the new government under the Maoist leadership was difficult at present.