Kathmandu, January 14
The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party has proposed to partner with the Nepali Congress for a long-term partnership.
After the split in the ruling party, the faction currently fighting with the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led faction of the NCP for a legitimate status of the party proposed the partnership with the Congress to take the country to the direction it wants.
Two chairpersons of the faction–Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal–met Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday evening, sources say, with the following three points of the proposal:
- The faction and the Congress party launch a joint movement demanding the reinstatement of the House of Representatives.
- Once the House is reinstated, the two parties for a coalition government.
- If the bid to reinstate the House is successful, they will also partner in provincial assemblies to form coalition governments.
In response, Deuba said he would wait until the Supreme Court’s verdict on whether to reinstate the House or go for the fresh elections.