Kathmandu, Oct. 2
A meeting of the six ruling parties on Thursday decided to form a high level political mechanism to coordinate with the government and help settling any differences among the ruling parties regarding the operation of the government.
The meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar also discussed on ways to free the all the prisoners except the criminals. It also dwelt on forming the constitutional council.
"The mechanism will help when needed guide the government to operate as per the spirit of the common minimum programme," Mohan Vaidhya ‘Kiran’ the senior leader of the CPN-Maoist informed after the meeting.
He said that the meeting also dwelt on setting free the prisoners on the occasion of historic political change, establishment of federal democratic republic in the country. "We have decided to urge the Ministries for Home and Law to work out ways to this end."
"The mechanism will comprise of one member from each of the party and it will be in place within two days the timeframe for the parties to name their representative for the mechanism," Chandra Dev Joshi, chairman of CPN-Unified, said.
He, however, said that the parties had to discuss more to draw concrete conclusion on the purpose of such a mechanism. "At we have seen that such panels were formed in the past as well with the same objective and they had remained defunct in many ways, we have to set a concrete objective for such a mechanism."
He clarified that the meeting could not draw conclusion on forming the constitutional council although it was an agenda of the meeting.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ briefed the coalition partners about his visit to the USA recently to attend the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly.
Prime Minister and chairman of the CPN-Maoist ‘Prachanda’, CPN-UML General Secretary Jhala Nath Khanal, vice-coordinator of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum and Minister for Agriculture Jaya Prakash Gupta, chairman of Nepal Sadabhawana Party and Minister for Commerce and Supplies Rajendra Mahato, among others, were present in the meeting.