FSF-N joined govt after NCP vowed to amend statute: Yadav

Kathmandu, May 31

Chair of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Upendra Yadav said the commitment expressed by prime minister and Co-chair of Nepal Communist Party  KP Sharma Oli and the other NCP Co-chair  Pushpa Kamal Dahal in favour of constitution amendment was itself an important thing.

He said he was hopeful the ruling party would live up to its commitment. “In politics, everything revolves around trust and confidence. This is the first time such a commitment in favour of constitution amendment was expressed by top leaders,” he said referring to Oli and Dahal’s pledge to amend the constitution. The FSF-N and the NCP had signed a two point agreement on Monday.

Yadav said his party’s decision to join the Nepal Communist Party-led government should not be a reason for the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal to be unhappy.

“The FSF-N and the RJP-N have not forged national alliance. Our alliance is limited to Province 2 and we are committed to it,” Yadav said adding that his party would not abandon the political demands that it championed thus far. “We will continue to collaborate with the RJP-N on our issues,” he added.

When asked if he was dissatisfied with Province 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli objected to it, the FSF-N Chair replied in the negative. He said the PM did not raise the issue with him during the power sharing negotiation.

Yadav said his party would choose three lawmakers tomorrow who would participate in the government with two joining as Cabinet ministers and one as minister of state. The ruling NCP has allocated Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Health and Population to FSF-N.