Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pushpa Kamal Dahal led alliance, FDRA, mulling electoral alliance

KATHMANDU, July 30: Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led Federal Democratic Republican Alliance (FDRA)--the alliance of the UCPN(Maoist) and Madhes-based parties-- is to mull an electoral alliance for the upcoming CA poll.

A meeting of FDRA on Tuesday concluded that the relevance of the alliance has increased not only for holding the election but also for drafting the constitution.
"The meeting concluded that the alliance should become united for holding the election and drafting the constitution," Prem Bahadur Singh, spokesperson of the FDRA, told Republica.
According to him, FDRA chief Dahal had briefed the meeting on the current situation of Nepali politics. He said the constitution will be drafted only if there is an electoral alliance of the FDRA for the CA poll.

"The conclusion of the meeting is to go to elections with an alliance of the FDRA and a single manifesto," added Singh.
Earlier, the alliance meeting had given a mandate to the alliance secretariat to write the manifesto and prepare to expand its committees at the district level.

Singh informed that the secretariat has already floated its report at the full FDRA meeting. Another meeting has been called for Thursday because of a meeting of the United Democratic Madhesi Forum (UDMF) before that. Singh said that members of the UDMF had urged a meeting on Thursday. UDMF members will participate in the FDRA meeting after holding their own meeting.

FDRA was formed as the ruling alliance at the time of the Baburam Bhattarai-led government.
from Republica


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