Kathmandu, January 8
Two rising forces in the newly elected House of Representatives, Nagarik Unmukti Party and Janamat Party, have forged an alliance, agreeing to partner in their performance in the House and provincial assemblies.
Some leaders have claimed the alliance may lead them to party unification in the long run.
The chairpersons of the parties, Ranjita Shrestha and CK Raut respectively, signed a 12-point agreement in Kathmandu on Sunday.
As per the agreement, the two parties will support each other’s demands in the House. They say neither of the parties will join the federal and provincial governments led by the ruling alliance if their demands are not met.
Both the parties have already extended their support to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to claim the premiership whereas Janamat Party has also sent one of its leaders as a minister in the new cabinet.
At the provincial level, the two parties have agreed that the Janamat Party will take initiatives to lead the provincial government in Madhesh and Nagarik Unmukti in Lumbini and Sudurpaschim provinces–with the support of each other.