KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari will address both the houses of the Federal Parliament on March 29.
A Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar today fixed the date for the President’s address.
This will be the incumbent President’s first appearance at the Federal Parliament comprising the House of Representatives and the National Assembly.
Likewise, the meeting has decided to provide diplomatic passports to province chiefs and chiefs of District Coordination Committee and official passports to chiefs of Municipality and Rural Municipality.
The meeting has also appointed Kundan Aryal as the press advisor of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Joshi will get facilities at par with senior government officials.
Likewise, Achyut Mainali has been appointed as the public relation advisor. He will get facilities at par with the state minister.
The meeting has also decided to extend the term of 13 colonels of Nepal Army by two years.Follow @gorkhapost
Dahal says discussion about party unification process positive
KATHMANDU — CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has said the bilateral discussions regarding the unification between the party and CPN-UML are heading positively.
Chair Dahal apprised the extended meeting held today at his Khumaltar-based private residence of the progress in the unification process.
Talking to media persons following the meeting, party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said that time would be taken for uniting the parties.
“The date for the unification cannot be declared right now,” she said while stressing the need to make no haste on the matter of making a new party by merging two political parties.
According to Spokesperson Bhusal, party chair Dahal briefed the meeting about his discussions with the UML chair regarding party unification committee’s reports.
Stating that bilateral talks and discussions on the political and organisational issues were heading positively, leader Dahal assured the meeting that merging process was going ahead to ensure the unification as per the interests of both parties and the nation, according to Spokesperson Bhusal.Follow @gorkhapost