Nepali Congress to stay in opposition

Nepali Congress to stay in oppositionKathmandu, Aug. 13 : Nepali Congress (NC), the second largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA), has decided to stay in opposition.

On Wednesday, top NC leaders took the decision to stay in opposition, eKantipur reported.

According to NC central leader Laxman Ghimire, the NC will register its nomination for the Prime Minister to ensure the party''s presence at the parliament, even if there is a chance of losing.

Sources report that the NC will nominate party vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel for the Prime Minister''s post.

Agreement likely on government formation in Nepal

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal DahalKathmandu, Aug 13 : Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ''Prachanda'' has claimed that parties will arrive at an agreement on government formation today, a day before nominations for the Prime Ministerial election will be registered at the Constituent Assembly Secretariat.

Talking to reporters after a meeting with CPN (UML) General Secretary Jhal Nath Khanal here, Prachanda said, "Things will be finalised today. It will be a government of national consensus."

Nepali Congress to sit in opposition

Nepali Congress to sit in oppositionKathmandu, Aug 13 : Nepali Congress (NC) spokesperson Arjun Narsingh K. C has said his party will sit in the opposition and has now stopped political consultations over Government formation in Nepal.

Speaking at the Reporters Club on Tuesday, K. C said, "Nepali Congress will not join the government. As an opposition party, it will play an active role in constitution-making."

Koirala meets Nepal’s security chiefs

Girija Prasad KoiralaKathmandu, Aug 12 : Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala met heads of security agencies today to discuss the issue of integration of the Nepal Army and the Maoist People''s Liberation Army (PLA).

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rukmangad Katuwal, Inspector General of Police Om Bikram Rana and Inspector General of Armed Police Force Basudev Oli discussed the security situation with Koirala at his residence in Baluwatar.

Prachanda meets MPRF chief to discuss Govt. formation in Nepal

Prachanda meets MPRF chief to discuss Govt. formation in NepalKathmandu, Aug 12 : CPN-Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ today met Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) chairman Upendra Yadav to discuss the government formation in Nepal.

According to Maoist spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the meeting concluded to continue attempts for consensus until the election of the Prime Minister scheduled to be held on Friday.

Talks on exclusion of Nepali Congress in forming new Govt in Nepal

Talks on exclusion of Nepali Congress in forming new Govt in NepalKathmandu, Aug 12: The Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) will hold a standing committee meeting today to discuss the formation of the new government excluding the Nepali Congress (NC).

According to UML standing committee member Ishwor Pokharel, the meeting is due to discuss on the future strategies of the party following the failure of the political parties in forming the new government based on consensus in Nepal.