Five parties in ruling alliance sign seven-point agreement

Kathmandu, March 12: Five political parties in the coalition government have inked a seven-point agreement, pledging to support the Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led government and make it successful.

A meeting attended by the top leadership of five political parties representing in the Federal Parliament decided to promote mutual cooperation to make the government delivery further ‘effective’ and ‘advance’ towards good governance, social justice and prosperity.

The meeting also agreed to proceed ahead with dialogue with other political parties positive over the process to form a new coalition government and promptly conclude the transitional justice issue, remaining task of the peace process and matters regarding the establishment of a durable peace on the basis of consensus.

They also agreed to enact remaining laws required for implementing federalism, make the operation of the three-tier government effective and prepare a common minimum programme among the parties in the government, and to come up with the government policies and programmes capable of promoting the interests of the nation and democracy.

They decided to support Narayan Dahal, the candidate for the election of National Assembly (NA) Chair on behalf of the CPN (Maoist Centre).

An understanding has been reached among the political parties to strengthen national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity as well as to move ahead towards the path of political stability for socialism-oriented socio-economic development.

The five political parties agreed to move ahead to fulfill people’s aspirations of good governance, development and social justice as well as putting the issues of national interest and concerns in priority.

Similarly, these parties have made an understanding to develop a balanced and holistic international relations and to moving ahead in the path of prosperity in an effective manner by strengthening the federal democratic republic as per the sentiments and spirit of the constitution of Nepal.

The meeting of the ruling coalition took place at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar in the morning today.

Chairperson of CPN (UML), KP Sharma Oli, CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Chair and Prime Minister Dahal, Chairperson of CPN (Unified Socialist), Madhav Kumar Nepal, Chairperson of Rastriya Swatantra Party, Rabi Lamichhane, and Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal chair Upendra Yadav have signed the agreement.