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Dahal to lead new govt after budget

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CHITWANA — CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he will take the leadership of a new government that will be formed soon after the budget as per the nine-point understanding reached between his party and the CPN-UML.

In a press conference organised by the Chitwan chapter of Revolutionary Journalists Association on Thursday, Chairman Dahal made it clear that it was not written agreement but was agreed by both the parties.

While marking a nine-point bargain on May 5, the then Unified CPN-Maoist had asked the ruling CPN-UML to ink a secret deal to hand over the government to UCPN-M Chairman Dahal.

He added that he was certain that the new government would be a national consensus government stressing further that such a government is necessary to implement the new constitution, expedite post- quake reconstruction projects, and resolve Tarai issue, among other pressing issues.

Dahal claimed that his party had been advocating for a national consensus government since his party was in opposition, and of late, the main opposition Nepali Congress party and the agitating Madhes-based forces had agreed to join the government led by him.

He also opined that the conflict-era cases would be resolved in line with the spirit of peace process.

In a different context, leader Dahal said that he will send a written reply to the Supreme Court tomorrow as he was summoned by the court on a contempt of court case.

He said the local body election will be held with consensus of all political parties, adding that the date for the same might be appropriate by Mid-April 2017.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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