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PM urges Congress to join present government

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KATHMANDU – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) to join the present government.

Speaking at the eighteenth anniversary function of Reporters Club Nepal in the capital on Wednesday, Prime Minister Oli said that NC’s joining the UML-led government was the only way to tackle the crises facing the country now.

He further said that such a move would also pave the way for the NC to correct its past mistake of not supporting the UML during government formation.

Justifying that his recent China visit was not intended to estrange the southern neighbor, Prime Minister Oli reiterated that Nepal wants to maintain cordial relations with both India and China

Oli said that his government has succeeded in accomplishing the major task of restoring good relations with India and elevating Nepal-China relations to a new height.

Main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President  and former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba underlined the need of addressing demands from across the country concerning the new constitution through dialogue.

Also addressing the function, Speaker Onsari Gharti said the constitution has ensured all the basic rights for all citizens.

Leader of the New Force campaign Baburam Bhattarai, previous Chairman of the Constituent Assembly Subas Nembang, CPN Maoist (Revolutionary) leader Mohan Baidya, leaders from various political parties and the deputy chief of mission from the Indian embassy were among others addressing the function.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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