Govt to scrap ordinance to amend Political Parties Act

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Kathmandu: The ruling coalition has reached an agreement to scrap the ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act, and expand the cabinet within a few days.

“The top-ranked leaders present in the meeting of the ruling coalition decided to scrap the ordinance. The meeting also concluded that it has already been late to expand the cabinet,” confirmed Mahendra Raya Yadav of Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal (JSPN), further adding that top leaders will finalize all the issues by tomorrow.

“A cabinet meeting in a few days will also scrap the ordinance,” he added.

In recent times, the government has been heavily criticized for failing to expand the cabinet.  Two months after the new government was formed on July 13 Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been presiding over a six-member cabinet.   

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had brought the ordinance to amend the Political Parties Act a month back, paving the way for the political parties to split. Soon after, CPN-UML and Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal (JSPN) witnessed a vertical split. While the faction led by Madhav Kumar Nepal in UML registered CPN(Unified Socialist), Mahantha Thakur-led faction of JSPN registered Loktantrik Samajbadi Party (LSP) in the Election Commission.