Five parties to form an alliance in NA and by-elections


November 9, 2021


Five parties to form an alliance in NA and by-elections

KATHMANDU: Five ruling parties have decided to face the upcoming National Assembly, Federal Parliament, and State Assembly by-elections by making an electoral alliance.

Minister for Communications Gyanendra Bahadur Karki informed that the five-party alliance decided to make an alliance in the National Assembly and by-elections.

The government is preparing to hold by-elections in 20 seats of the National Assembly and 18 seats in the House of Representatives.

The term of 20 NA members is coming to an end in February-March next year.

Likewise, the ruling coalition has also formed an 11-member coordination committee to assist the government to execute duties and responsibilities.

The main leaders of the coalition parties and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will comprise the 11-member coordination committee.

The committee will have two members each from the Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-Maoist Center, CPN-Unified Socialist Party, Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) and Rastriya Janamorcha.

According to Maoist Center leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and former general secretary Krishna Sitaula have been nominated as members of the coordination committee.

Likewise, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ from the Maoist Center, Madhav Kumar Nepal from the Unified Socialist and Upendra Yadav from the JSP have been recommended. The names of the remaining members would be finalized later.

Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki will represent the government in the committee while Chitra Bahadur KC and Durga Poudel will represent the Rastriya Janamorcha.

The committee has been tasked to assist the government in implementing the Minimum Common Program, coordinate with the government for the successful conduct of elections as per the constitution, promote and protect the constitution and democracy and institutional strengthening of state organs, security, good governance, and development, among others.