UML’s Nepal faction not to join Deuba govt immediately

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KATHMANDU, July 20: A faction of the CPN-UML led by senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, which voted in favor of Prime MInister Sher Bahadur Deuba during the latter’s trust motion on Sunday, said that it would not join the new government anytime soon. 

This comes at a time when Prime MInister Deuba is preparing to expand his five-member Cabinet after he won the confidence motion on Sunday, earlier this week. 

During his meeting with CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, leadr Nepal said that he would help the alliance formulae common programs in order to run the government.  On the occasion, Nepal, however, told Prachanda that their  faction could not join the government immediately. 

Prachanda and Upendra Yadav, Chairman of JSP visited Nepal on Tuesday morning to discuss the expansion of the Deuba-led Cabinet. 

Meanwhile, Prachanda and PM Deuba also reached an agreement to run the government based on a list of common programs. The two leaders held a discussion at the official residence of the prime minister in Baluwatar on Tuesday itself. 


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