Major parties tell govt to finalise LBRC report pronto

KATHMANDU: Leaders of the five major political parties have directed the government to finalise the Local Bodies Reconstruction Commission report and suggest reasonable approaches for the delineation of Province no. 2 at the earliest.

The directive was issued to a committee formed by the government to look into dissatisfactions surfaced on the LBRC report.

The top leaders had gathered at Singha Durbar to discuss issues including the Constitution amendment bill, local elections and the LBRC report.

The meeting was called by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to seek an end to the disputes created after submission of the LBRC report, Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Hitraj Pandey informed.

Minister Pandey heads the Committee.

Top leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN Maoist Centre, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Democratic had participated in the meeting.

The PM had called the meeting to create an environment to announce the election dates, Pandey added.

Meanwhile, UML Vice-Chairman Bhim Rawal shared that his party was doubtful of the government's ability to hold the elections considering its approaches at present.

(With inputs from Rastriya Samachar Samiti)