Kathmandu, Dec 24: The Socialist Party has decided to walk out of the government led by the Nepal Communist Party, citing the non-implementation of a two-point pact signed earlier.
Party Chair Upendra Yadav, who is the Deputy Prime Minister in the incumbent government, announced the party’s exit from the government through a press statement today. As he said, the two-point agreement which also includes the constitution amendment issue was not implemented by the government.
Leader Yadav, who also assumes the portfolio of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, said that he in the December 23 meeting of the Council of Ministers proposed to constitute an expert committee to carry out homework for the constitution amendment, but the proposal was rejected and that’s why he resigned from the government.
Meantime, Minister for Urban Development Mohammad Ishtiyak Rai, who also represents the Socialist party in the government, has also resigned from his post today.