UML, UCPN-M to amend statute to tackle agitation

Kathmandu, October 10

The CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist — have signed a 14-point agreement to form a coalition government.

The two parties reached understanding on forming a government and implementing the constitution.

The former rivals joined hands to uphold the Nepali people’s right to self-determination. They agreed not to accept any foreign pressure or intervention.

The 14-point agreement includes amending the new constitution if necessary and creating environment for garnering support of all parties. They have also agreed to expedite the reconstruction process. The parties also decided to ease the supply of essential commodities and work to resolve the problem with India through diplomatic means. They have committed not to use unnecessary force on those protesting against the state peacefully.

UML has also demanded that the government make necessary arrangements to ensure unhindered supply of essentials to Nepal from India. The PP also urged the agitating parties in the Tarai to resolve issues through dialogue and not to create problems for people during festival time.

Similarly, today’s meeting has urged all the political parties in parliament to support its leader and chairman of CPN-UML K P Sharma Oli by voting for him in the election for the new prime minister.

UCPN-M issues whip

KATHMANDU: The meeting of the parliamentary party of Unified CPN-Maoist held here on Saturday issued whip to all its lawmakers to vote for the prime ministerial candidate K P Sharma Oli. The chief whip of the party said all the members of parliament representing UCPN-M would vote for Oli. However, sources claimed that Prabhu Sah, who is considered to be close to Baburam Bhattarai, expressed dissatisfaction with the statement of the parliamentary party. Sah, however, has told the leaders that he would not violate the whip, thought he would put forth his discontentment at the party meeting.