CMP to guide interim govt

Kathmandu, January 16:

The parties in the interim legislature will prepare a common minimum programme (CMP) for conducting the day to day affairs of the legislature and run the interim government.

“We will prepare a CMP and will move ahead on the basis of consensus on all issues, including interim government, deputy prime minister and speaker,” CPN-UML leader and member of the interim legislature Jhalanath Khanal told an interaction at Reporters’ Club today.

He said a code of conduct would be formulated to ensure that all parties stuck to it to avoid any hassles or misunderstanding towards conducting constituent assembly polls.

He added that the formation of interim legislature indicated that Nepal was heading towards a republican set-up.

He claimed that the new leadership would represent the party in the interim legislature, as “the current team had proved ineffective”. “Decision on KP Oli would be taken tomorrow,” he said. Nepali Congress leader Arjun Narsingh KC said, “The main focus should be on consolidating loktantra.”

Dr Prakash Saran Mahat of NC (Democratic) advised the senior party leaders to take all decisions on the basis of consensus.