NC Prez Deuba holding meeting with Maoist Center and JSP today
Nepali Congress central party office in Sanepa, Lalitpur. (File photo/Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has called a meeting of three parliamentary parties on Friday.
To be held at the central party headquarters in Sanepa at 3 pm, leaders of CPN (Maoist Center) and Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) will discuss a new power-sharing deal.
Meanwhile, the NC President Deuba has extended a special invitation to leaders of the JSP which is internally divided, currently.
JSP leaders Upendra Yadav, Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai, Mahantha Thakur and Rajendra Mahato will attend the meeting today, according to a NC source.
Earlier, Thakur and Mahato had expressed discontent at NC decision to lead the new government. They had said it was the NC’s unilateral decision, and they were not consulted about it.
Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kama Dahal ‘Prachanda’ along with other leaders will take part in the meeting, said NC sources.
The meeting comes a week after the NC Central Working Committee (CWC) decided to take the initiative to form a new government by seeking the resignation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
A Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the NC held on April 2 had reached an agreement to this effect.