Madhes-based parties will not ally with CPN-UML for the upcoming National Assembly elections after they demanded UML should first agree on restructuring of provincial demarcation as per the report of the State Restructuring Committee formed by the first Constituent Assembly (CA).
“We can coordinate in National Assembly election only if provincial demarcation were changed as per the report of the State Restructuring Committee of the first CA,” RJP leader Brishes Chandra Lal said after coming out of the meeting of RJP and Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal (FSF-N) with CPN-UML Tuesday afternoon. “We can cooperate even for the central government in that case,” Lal added.
The State Restructuring Committee of the first CA had proposed six or 14 provinces as per five bases of identity and four bases of capability.
“We have maintained constitution should be amended on the basis of needs and rationality. It may take six months to determine needs and rationality. We will have to file nominations tomorrow,” UML leader Subas Nembang said implying that alliance with the Madhes-based parties look unlikely. “We will still hold discussion though,” Nembang added.
UML has made efforts for alliance with the Madhes-based parties for National Assembly election in Province 2. The Madhes-based parties are also negotiating with Nepali Congress (NC) for the same.