President Yadav to present government policies today

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Kathmandu, Sep 10 (UNI) Nepali President Dr Ram Baran Yadav will read out the policies and programmes of the Communist-led coalition government of Nepal at the meeting of the Constituent Assembly today.

The coalition government of the Maoists, UML, MJF and other small parties had agreed on the Common Minimum Programme.

''The policies and programmes were prepared based on the suggestions put forward by the coalition partners,'' government Spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Krishna Bahadur Mahara said.

''Nearly 84-point document of the government policies and programmes include bringing the peace process to a logical end, writing a new democratic constitution within next two years and operating relief programmes for the Kosi flood victims,'' Kantipur quoted him.

The programme emphasises the institutional development of the federal democratic republic, inviting the armed groups active in the Terai for talks, implementation of the agreements made by the government with various groups in the past, resolving the misunderstanding between and betwixt the coalition partners through mutual understanding, bringing about socio-economic transformation and sorting out the issue of PLA integration and rehabilitation among others.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal met President Yadav and informed the latter about the policies and programmes.

This is the first time that an elected president is reading out the government policies and programmes in Nepal. Such programmes used to be read out by King in the past. Last year, it was presented by former prime minster Girija Prasad Koirala, who was also working as the head of the state after the suspension of monarchy.


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