Tag Archives: CPN-UML

UML forms team to discuss on budgetary dispute with NC

One of the coalition partners CPN-UML has formed a three-member talks team to negotiate on disputed issues on budget with the Nepali Congress (NC). The standing committee meeting of CPN-UML held at the Parliamentary Party Office in Singha Durbar today

Empty house discusses budget

Lawmakers today criticised the budget for the next fiscal year 2015-16 presented by finance minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat in the House yesterday. Taking part in the discussions on the estimated statement of income and expenditure for the next fiscal

UCPN-Maoists seeks national budget

The UCPN-Maoist has called for a national budget, breaking the trend of traditional one, to address the issues of Nepali people as a whole. A Parliamentary Party meeting of the UCPN-Maoist held today morning deiced to ask the government to

Former finance ministers suggest prioritising agro, job creation and rebuilding

Former finance ministers and lawmakers today suggested the incumbent finance minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat to give more priority to agriculture sector, creating jobs for the youths and rebuilding of damaged infrastructures – caused by the devastating earthquake of April

Political leaders to seek fringe parties’ opinion on state restructuring

Party leaders decided to seek fringe parties’ opinion on disputed issues of the statute writing process. Though, the four political parties – Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Democratic – have claimed that they are close to a deal

Parties to finalise constitution before national consensus government

The four major political parties today agreed to form a national government only after forging consensus on the new constitution. A meeting of the four major political parties – Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF),

Leaving 3.2 million people roofless, leftist parties ‘dream of power capture’

Leaving more than 3.2 million people without house with their battered lives in the aftermath of devastating earthquakes, the leftist parties are dreaming of capturing the government. The ruling coalition partner CPN-UML and the opposition UCPN –Maoist today concluded that

Ruling alliance come closure to consensus on disputed issues

The ruling alliance – Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML – came closure to consensus on disputed issues of the constitution. A meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence Baluwater, today, the twp parties have agreed to adopt a revised parliamentary

Parties ‘flexible’ on disputed issues including number of federal states

Political parties have shown some flexibility on forms of governance and federalism – to solve the current dispute – through the second track. The parties – that are already behind the schedule to reach consensus by September 6 deadline –

UCPN-Maoist asserts on 10-state model

The opposition party, UCPN-Maoist, asserted that the 10-state model suggested by High-level State Restructuring Commission of the first Constituent Assembly (CA) is its bottom line for talks with the ruling parties on federalism. The UCPN-Mosisst has today – five days

Cooperatives is a part of private sector, not a separate pillar: Bhattarai

Former prime minister Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai – going against his own party line – today said that there is no need to recognise cooperatives as the third pillar of the economy, and it is a part of private sector.

Opposition parties obstruct House over HLPC

The opposition today obstructed the House accusing the ruling parties for being irresponsible. Today’s session was adjourned in 15 minutes, following the obstruction of lawmakers from the UCPN-Maoist and Madhes-based parties after opposition leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ addressed the

Cabinet nominates 17 lawmakers

The government has finally nominated 17 lawmakers – out of 26 vacant seats – today, after nine months of Constituent Assembly (CA) elections and seven months after the second CA first met on January 22. A cabinet meeting this afternoon

Dialogue panel to solve prickly issues in two weeks

A meeting of Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee of Constituent Assembly (CA) today decided to settle contentious issues of new constitution by September 6, according to the deadline fixed by the CA calendar. However, three major political parties including Nepali

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

Maoists walk out of three-party meet

A three-party meeting – held at the Prime Minister’s office residence Baluwatar – supposed to finalise nomination of 26 Constituent Assembly (CA) members today ended inconclusively due to dispute over a formation of high-level political mechanism. UCPN-Maoist leaders walked out of

NC, UML discuss disputed issues of constitution

The leaders of ruling coalition Nepali Congress and CPN-UML today discussed on state restructuring, form of governance, electoral system and judiciary, the crucial issues in the new constitution. The meeting of the alliance partners at the Prime Minister’s official residence

Prolonged political transition hits economic development

Prolonged political transition and experiments have forced Nepal miss economic growth agenda, according to finance minister. Addressing an interaction on ‘Federal Nepal: Roadmap for Economic Prosperity,’ organised by Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) here today, finance minister Shankar Prasad Koirala