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HLPCC urges govt to hold talks with disgruntled parties

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KATHMANDU —

The first meeting of newly formed High Level Political Coordination Committee (HLPCC) has urged the government to take concrete steps for talks with agitating Madhes-based political parties.

The meeting held in the office of Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar today took a decision to this effect, informed UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who coordinates the committee.

Earlier, a meeting of various political parties, who supported the CPN-UML in the recent Prime Ministerial elections, held in the Capital today had formed the 11-member committee.

Dahal said that a talks team will be formed at the earliest, in coordination with the opposition party Nepali Congress, to sort out the problems facing the country.
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The meeting also urged agitating parties to call off their protest programs on the Nepal-India border so as to ease the restrictions on the border.

Dahal said that the committee would help the new government to ease the supplies on the border and implement the new constitution. And for that terms of reference will also be made, he said.

Meanwhile, the second meeting of the Cabinet began today.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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