Nepal PM Dahal, Deuba discuss Cabinet expansion

Kathmandu, Aug.6 : Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba held a meeting to discuss the expansion of the Cabinet on Saturday.

The meeting was held at Deuba's residence in Budhanilkantha, reports the Himalayan Times. Reports suggest that the duo also discussed political issues. Dahal-led government had yesterday decided to provide Rs 1 million each to the families of those who were killed during the protests in the Tarai, honouring the three-point deal signed by the Communist Party of Nepal- Maoist Centre(CPN-MC), the Nepali Congress (NC) with the Sanghiya Gathabandhan, an alliance of Madhesi and Janajati parties.

The compensation will be provided to the families through respective District Administration Offices. The trio had had signed a three-point deal on July 4, just before Maoist Chairman Dahal was elected for the top post.

The deal also calls for the government to register a constitution amendment proposal in Parliament. The governing parties have also agreed to form a judicial commission within a week to probe into the incidents that occurred during the Tarai protests.

More than 50 people, including police personnel, were killed during the protests following the promulgation of the Constitution in September last year.

Source: ANI