KATHMANDU: Ruling parties are discussing ways to give a final shape to an alliance of what they call 'federalist forces'.
A meeting of the ‘federalist forces’: UCPN-M, United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) is underway at Baluwatar and as reported they are talking about constituting a committee to expedite the formation of the alliance of pro-federal forces, sources confirmed.
Ruling parties have already agreed to form an alliance to protect the gains of popular movements - republicanism, federalism, secularism - and give an outlet to the current crisis.
Meanwhile, Oppositions have blamed that ruling parties’ move to form a ‘federalists’ alliance’ is nothing but a ploy to prolong their stay in the incumbent government.
The ruling parties, who have labelled the oppositions--Nepali Congress and CPN-UML-- as anti-federalist forces, had not invited them in any of the meetings so far.
Oppositions and the government are at the bad terms since the dissolution of the CA (Constituent Assembly) on May without issuing a new statute.
CA had kicked the bucket over the dispute on federalism.