Ruling coalition task force submits report to PM

Ruling coalition task force submits report to PM

The task force of the ruling coalition formed to formulate a common minimum platform for the work of the government has submitted its report to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

The report of the task force was also submitted today to CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Janata Samajbadi Party Chairman Upendra Yadav and Rshatriya Janamorcha Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC.

According to Task Force member-secretary Keshav Raja Joshi, the Task Force’s work includes issues such as combating the COVID-19 pandemic, promoting national interests, implementing federalism, strengthening federal democracy, managing disaster relief programs for those affected by natural disasters, ensuring good governance, completing the peace process, economic policies and programs, and a balanced foreign policy, all of which the government should work on.

Joshi also shared that the task force has proposed measures to make the coalition stronger and more sustainable, and a code of conduct for ministers.

He said there is also a 10-point working directive for the government to work on.

Accepting the report, Prime Minister Deuba said it would be made public after a proper review by the top leadership. The working group is headed by Nepali Congress general secretary Purna Bahadur Khadka.

The working group includes SC leaders Minendra Rijal and Ramesh Lehak, Maoist Centre leaders Dev Gurung and Barshaman Pun, and JSP leaders Rajendra Shrestha and Mahendra Ray Yadav.