Implementing deal with Madhesi parties top task, says Nidhi

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 5, 2016-

Newly elected Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi, who played a key role in bringing PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba together to form an alliance, has instructed officials to focus on implementation of the deal reached with the Madhes-based parties.

Dahal and Deuba signed a three-point deal with the agitating parties ahead of the prime minister’s election on Wednesday.

After assuming the office, Nidhi instructed senior Home Ministry and Nepal Police officials to prioritise the deals sealed with the Madhes-based parties for implementation.

Nidhi was a key interlocutor for forging the deal with the parties that 

have been protesting against the new constitution for nearly a year. Besides addressing the technical and political demands of the Tarai parties, the ruling Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) had agreed to form a panel to look into the atrocities carried out by the state forces during the Madhes agitation where 59 people were killed and dozens injured.

This government was formed on the foundation of agreements with the Madhes-based parties, said Nidhi, adding that it was urgent for the government to implement them as soon as possible. (PR)

Published: 05-08-2016 11:36

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