A meeting of the ruling coalition has formed separate committees for preparation and monitoring of local-level election scheduled for May 13.

The meeting held at the official residence of the prime minister at Baluwatar today formed the committee under coordination of senior Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel.

General-secretary Gagan Thapa and Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Gyanendra Karki from the Nepali Congress, Barshaman Pun and Dev Gurung from the CPN-Maoist Centre, Beduram Bhusal and Bijay Poudel from the CPN-Unified Socialist, Ashok Rai and Renu Yadav from Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal and Himal Puri from the Rastriya Janamorcha are members of the committee.

Discussion was held regarding the structure of electoral collaboration in local level elections. Earlier, the meeting of the five-party alliance held on March 31 had decided on electoral collaboration in the upcoming local level elections.

Top leaders of the ruling alliance - Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ramchandra Paudel, Chairperson of CPN-Maoist Centre, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Chairperson of the CPN-Unified Socialist Madhav Kumar Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai of the Janata Samajbadi Party Federal Council, among other leaders, were present in the meeting.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had briefed the meeting about his three-day India visit.

The meeting also drew the conclusion that PM Deuba's India visit was successful.

Similarly, the meeting decided to hold interaction with political parties, economists and stakeholders with focus on the country's economic condition.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 6, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.