Maoist Centre to urge govt to expand Cabinet by withdrawing ordinance

KATHMANDU: CPN (Maoist Centre), a key coalition partner in the Deuba government, has decided to urge the government to expand the Cabinet by withdrawing an ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act.

A Standing Committee meeting of the party held on Monday made the decision to this effect.

“Prachanda had told us the process to withdraw the ordinance will start at the Parliament from today and the Law Minister will table a proposal to withdraw the ordinance,” a Standing Committee member of the party Ganesh Sah said.

After Prachanda’s briefing, the meeting decided to take an initiative to urge the government to expand the government by withdrawing the ordinance at the earliest.

During the meeting, Janardan Sharma and Dev Gurung floated a proposal to postpone the date of the party conference.

In the proposal, the duo said that the date to renew membership should be postponed till mid-October and hold ward convention on October 30 and village level convention on November 20.

The leaders, however, said that national and province assemblies should be held on the scheduled date.

The Standing Committee meeting called for Tuesday afternoon will take the decision on the proposal.

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