Nepal | August 11, 2020

FSF-N to join NCP-led govt

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Two chairpersons of the Nepal Communist Party — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (left) and Pushpa Kamal Dahal — and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav (right) sign two-point agreement, at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Monday, May 28, 2018. Photo: PM’s Secretariat via RSS

KATHMANDU: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) has decided to join the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)-led government as the two parties have reached a two-point agreement at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu today.

According to the PM’s Personal Secretariat, both chairpersons of the NCP — KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal — and FSF-N Chairman Upendra Yadav signed the agreement that has paved way for the latter to amalgamate in the government.

As per the agreement, the demands raised by FSF-N during its agitation as well as issues related to constitution amendment would be addressed on the basis of mutual understanding.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday gave assurance that the constitution would be amended keeping in mind people’s aspirations and the country’s interest.

During a debate in the parliament on Sunday on the government’s policies and programmes, some lawmakers representing the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) and the FSF-N had raised question about the government’s policies and programmes being silent on the issue of constitution amendment.

Earlier in the morning, FSF-N leader Ashok Rai had told THT Online that his party would join the government once the PM signs the agreement with the FSF-N on constitution amendment addressing citizenship issues. Leader Rai also said that FSF-N would consider the ministries that the Oli-led government could offer the party and hinted that the party could make a deal with the government today itself. “Our effort is on to induce RJP-N to join the government as well.” The FSFN leader said that the effort was underway to ink the deal with the PM before moving ahead.

FSF-N has claimed that children of those who acquired citizenship in 2007-08 were not being issued citizenship certificate. The district administration offices were refusing to issue citizenship certificates to many people in Tarai-Madhes, citing absence of laws.

The party has stated that the children of citizens-by-birth were entitled to citizenship certificate on the basis of descent but due to non-enactment of federal laws, the district administration offices were not issuing citizenship certificates to the children of such citizens. FSF-N has been demanding enactment of a new citizenship laws.

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FSF-N keen to join govt as PM assures of Constitution amendment

KATHMANDU: Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) is now keen to join the Oli-led government as Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday gave assurance that the constitution would be amended keeping in mind people’s aspirations and the country’s interest.

During a debate in the parliament on Sunday on the government’s policies and programmes, some lawmakers representing the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and the Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal had raised question about the government’s policies and programmes being silent on the issue of constitution amendment.

As the PM made the remark that the Constitution could be amended on the basis of necessity and rationale addressing the Madhesi people’s issues, the FSF-N lawmakers withdrew their proposals registered in the House of Representatives.

FSF-N leader Ashok Rai told THT Online that his party would join the government once the PM signs the agreement with the FSF-N on constitution amendment addressing the citizenship issues. Leader Rai also said that FSF-N would consider the ministries that the Oli-led government could offer the party and hinted that the party could make a deal with the government today itself. “Our effort is on to induce Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) to join the government as well.” The FSFN leader said that the effort was underway to ink the deal with the PM before moving ahead.

FSF-N has claimed that children of those who acquired citizenship in 2007-08 were not being issued citizenship certificate. The district administration offices were refusing to issue citizenship certificates to many people in Tarai-Madhes, citing absence of laws.

The party has stated that the children of citizens-by-birth were entitled to citizenship certificate on the basis of descent but due to non-enactment of federal laws, the district administration offices were not issuing citizenship certificates to the children of such citizens. FSF-N has been demanding enactment of a new citizenship laws.

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