In a major political update, Nepal’s another key political force Rashtriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) has expressed willingness to join the Communist Alliance in the formation of the new Nepal Government.
RJP, a combination of Madhes-based parties, made this announcement on a condition that its demands should be met.
“That will depend upon the structure of the government and which party will lead the government and who will be the Prime Minister because none of the parties have fulfilled the majority (provision). But, yes we can support the government if the Prime Minister and the party, which will lead the government, fulfil our demand of constitution amendment and work upon the Madhesi agendas,” RJP-N Member Anil Kumar Jha said in a statement.
The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Alliance (CPN-UML) won the majority of 48 parliamentary seats and RJP won 11 seats in the recently-concluded Nepal general election 2017.
The formation of new Nepal Government has been a matter of discussion since the completion of general election on December 07, 2017.
Besides, the National Assembly election on February 07, 2018 and setting up of capitals for seven provinces are among key issues around the formation of new Nepal Government.
According to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) preliminary estimates, Nepal would require a minimum of Rs 820 billion to run the federal administration for the next three years along with the provincial infrastructure development.
According to the Finance Secretary Adhikari, the formation of a new Nepali government with a five-year mandate will bring in a lot of investment into the country along with the promotion of a favorable atmosphere.