Nepali Congress President Deuba call three-party meeting

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has called a meeting of the three parties.

A week after the party’s central working committee decided to take the initiative to form a new government, Deuba convened a meeting of the Congress, CPN-Maoist Center and Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) at 3 pm on Friday.

According to the leaders, Deuba will seek the official opinion of both the parties on the formation of a new government under his leadership tomorrow.

The CPN (Maoist) seems to have agreed to form a Congress-led government, while the JSP is divided. Federal Council President Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and Chairman Upendra Yadav’s party are of the view that an alternative to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli should be sought, while Chairman Mahanta Thakur and senior leader Rajendra Mahato’s party are in constant dialogue with Prime Minister Oli.

They have made the release of prisoners including Resham Chaudhary, withdrawal of cases and amendment of the constitution an issue.

Congress leaders have said they are ready to address issues other than the release of Reshma.