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Opposition parties working on a strategy for an electoral alliance

Khabarhub

May 31, 2021

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Opposition parties working on a strategy for an electoral alliance
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KATHMANDU: The opposition alliance of Nepali Congress, CPN-Maoist Center, CPN-UML (Madhav Nepal faction), Janata Samajwadi Party, and Rastriya Janamorcha Nepal are working on a strategy to form a front in the upcoming elections if the Parliament was not reinstated.

The parties, however, are hopeful that the House of Representatives will be reinstated.

The Supreme Court’s Constitutional bench is currently hearing the writ petition filed by 146 lawmakers, including NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba – the prime ministerial aspirant.

Opposition leaders have claimed that they would forge an alliance against the Prime Minister KP Oli-led CPN-UML in the election as well.

The opposition parties have not been able to take to the streets due to the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, the faction led by JSP leaders Mahanta Thakur and Rajendra Mahato is all set to join the government.

“We have decided to forge an alliance even in the elections,” Nepali Congress leader Bal Krishna Khand said, adding that the opposition parties would forge an alliance as long as the protection of democracy was not ensured.

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