KATHMANDU – The government has signed a three-point deal with the Netra Bikram Chanda ‘Biplav’-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), bringing the offshoot of former CPN (Maoist) into mainstream peaceful politics.
Both the government committee headed by Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ and CPN’s high-level committee have come to an agreement following two rounds of talks on Wednesday.
Issuing a joint press release, both dialogue committees said that the details of the agreement between the government and CPN will be made public tomorrow amid a ceremony.
According to the joint statement, the CPN has agreed to carry out its all activities through peaceful means and resolve political issues throguh political dialogue while the government will lift its ban on the party.
The government has also agreed to release all cadres and leaders of the CPN and withdraw cases against them.
Following the agreement, the party’s General Secretary Biplav is set to become public tomorrow in the ceremony after remaining ‘underground’ for a few years.
Both Prime Minister Oli and CPN’s Biplav are scheduled to address the ceremony tomorrow.
Earlier on Wednesday, the government-led committee and Biplav-led committee had concluded two rounds of dialogues.
Home Minister Badal Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s foreign affairs advisor Rajan Bhattarai are in the government committee announced on Tuesday. A few hours after the government’s announcement, Biplav had also formed the high-level two-member committee led by Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma ‘Prakanda’ with Udaya Chalaune ‘Dipak’ as member.