Ruling coalition leaders at a meeting in Baluwatar.
KATHMANDU: The major ruling partner parties have expressed commitment to work as per the people’s aspiration, chalking up the Common Minimum Program of the government.
A meeting of the ruling parties held at the Prime Minister’s residence at Baluwatar today formed a task force with CPN (UML) Chair KP Sharma Oli as its coordinator to formulate the Common Minimum Program.
The task force will have one member each from the ruling coalition partner parties. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane said the task force will prepare the common minimum program within five days.
Discussions were held in today’s meeting with the intent that some new works have to be initiated since the present government is formed to fulfill the expectations of the people, according to the Home Minister who is also the Rastriya Swatantra Party chairperson.
The meeting also held discussions on the expansion of the Council of Ministers and on other contemporary issues, he added.
An important exchange of views took place in the meeting regarding including in the Cabinet qualified subject experts who can work with high performance while expanding the Council of Ministers.
He said today’s meeting is taken as a preliminary one and the next meeting will be held on Friday.
“Discussions have been held on preparing the common minimum program aiming to achieve the objectives. For what are we in the government is being laid out in the common minimum program,” he said, adding that rather than whether or not the Prime Minister should expand the Cabinet after taking the vote of confidence, the discussion focused on finalizing all the topics in a package.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, CPN (UML) Chair Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister and Rastriya Swatantra Party chair Lamichhane and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chair Rajendra Lingden, among other leaders, attended the meeting.