Left alliance task force expedites CMP bid

Kathmandu, February 5

The task force formed by the left alliance to recommend common minimum programme of the new government has stepped up its efforts.

CPN-UML leader Bijay Paudel, who is a member of the task force, said the CMP of the new government would be based on the task force’s report. According to Paudel, who is dealing with good governance issues, the task force members have divided their work as per their expertise.

Former vice-chairman of the National Planning Commission and task force member Yuba Raj Khatiwada said the task force will make an operational action plan prioritising policy and programmes based on the left alliance manifesto.

The alliance had given priority to stability, good governance and economic growth in its election manifesto. In its manifesto, the alliance had pledged to boost the country’s per capita income to $5,000 within a decade and help Nepal graduate to the status of developed country in just five years.

Under the theme of Peace, Democracy, Sovereignty and Dignity, the manifesto states that social justice and prosperity are its top priority. It adds projects related to economic growth will be pursued with the aim of making Nepal a prosperous country.

The Party Unification Coordination Committee led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal had formed the task force on January 21.

The task force led by UML Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam has Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Bhim Rawal, Bijay Paudel,  Barshaman Pun, Giriraj Mani Pokharel and former NPC vice-chairman Min Bahadur Shrestha as members. According to a task force member, the task force could accelerate its work if the government was formed soon.

The task force was mandated to give its suggestions on good governance and development as pledged by the left alliance in its election manifesto to ensure prosperity based on socialism.