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FSFN to join govt

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KATHMANDU — The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has decided to join the incumbent government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.

A meeting of the party held on Tuesday has unanimously endorsed the proposal to join the government after the government expressed its commitment to amend the constitution, according to FSFN Co-Chair Rajendra Shrestha.

FSFN’s decision comes at a time when the Madhes-based party is inching closer to inking a coalition deal with the left alliance comprising UML and CPN (Maoist Center).

The party also concluded that the current development was a political success of the long struggle made by the party for the amendment of the constitution.

Deliberations will continue over the matters of government’s policy and programmes and about allocation of portfolios in the Cabinet, Shrestha said.

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Leaders present at the meeting had unanimously backed the chairman’s proposal to participate in the government, said FSFN Shrestha. Shrestha said that the party is yet to reach a clear understanding on power-sharing and portfolios.

“We have decided to join the government in the wake of the government’s commitment to amend the constitution. Other secondary issues including portfolios would be finalized through further talks,” said Shrestha.

The FSFN has 17 members in the House of Representatives.

During a meeting held at FSFN headquarters in the capital, FSFN Chairman Yadav had briefed party leaders on the achievements made at talks with the left alliance and sought party leaders’ views on participation in the government.

It is learnt that three members including Chairman Yadav, Renu Kumari Yadav and Rajendra Shrestha are the three candidates for ministers.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education





KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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