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Ruling parties donot agree to form high level political committee

The ruling party is opposed to the formation of high-level political committee (HLPC), despite the strong pressure from the opposition party UCPN-Maoist.

The UCPN-Maoist and Madhes-based parties have been demanding the high level political committee led by UCPN-Maoist chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, according to the earlier agreement between them.

A meeting of the leaders from the ruling coalition held at the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar today unanimously decided not to form high-level political committee as it has no relevance.

The UCPN-Maoist proposed high level political committee with a jurisdiction to take decision that become mandatory to the Constitution Assembly (CA) committees could not help expedite the Constitution writing process, the leaders of ruling coalition agrued.

The UCPN-Maoists that had been insisting on a high level political committee

walked out of the inter-party negotiations yesterday after leaders from the ruling coalition rejected their demand to form the committee

The talks also faltered because of leadership dispute among the parties. The ruling coaliation had suggested leadership on the rotational basis, but the UCPN-Maoist wanted its chairman to head the committee.

Likewise, CPN-UML office bearers’ meeting today concluded that the committee is unnecessary.
After the meeting CPN-UML secretary Pradeep Gyawali said that the parties had formed a high level political committee in the past to take crucial political decisions as a non-political government was leading the country then.