PM calls all-party meeting to discuss bypoll, TJ appointments

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli

Kathmandu, August 20

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called a meeting of all parties represented in the Federal Parliament to discuss contemporary political issues.

Leaders of Oli’s own Nepal Communist Party, the main opposition Nepali Congress, a ruling coalition partner Samajwadi Party Nepal, and the Madhes-centric Rastriya Janata Party Nepal have been invited to the meeting scheduled for 5 pm this afternoon at the prime minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, informs Oli’s press coordinator Chetan Adhikari.

Oli’s secretariat has not revealed any agenda of the meeting. But, it has been learned that Oli, in particular, is planning to discuss preparations for the by-elections to be held in various places of the country on November 30 and pending appointments of officials of two transitional justice mechanisms; namely Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons.

The two transitional justice bodies are vacant for a past few months, apparently due to the parties’ failure to forge an agreement on power-sharing.

Likewise, the prime minister will also inform the parties about his scheduled trip to Singapore for further treatment. Oli had addressed the House of Representatives meeting on Sunday, but he had not spoken anything about his Singapore trip.

The meeting is expected to break the stalemate seen in conversations among the parties.

Published on August 20th, Tuesday, 2019 9:25 AM

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