Government and Chand party sign a three-point agreementPact includes lifting of ban on Communist Party of Nepal activities and freeing its cadres as well as withdrawing cases against them.
The government and the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal have signed a three-point agreement.
The agreement includes the Communist Party of Nepal will seek to address all its political issues through dialogue, it will carry out all its political activities in a peaceful manner and the Nepal government will lift a ban it has imposed on the party’s activities, according to a brief statement issued by the leaders of talks panels of both sides on Thursday. The agreement talks about freeing Communist Party of Nepal cadres from jail and withdrawing court cases against them.
The agreement comes two days after the government formed a team under Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa to hold talks with the Communist Party of Nepal.
The party too had responded with its own talks team led by Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma.
Two rounds of dialogue between the government and Chand party were held on Wednesday at Baluwatar, where both sides had expressed hope of a positive outcome.
Oli’s foreign relations adviser is a member of the government talks team while Udaya Bahadur Chalaune is present in the Chand side’s dialogue panel.
According to the statement, signed by Thapa and Biswakarma, details of the agreement will be made public on Friday at 2pm amid a programme.
The programme will be addressed by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Communist Party of Nepal General Secretary Netra Bikram Chand, said the statement.