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‘Agreement reached with Madhesi parties being implemented’

The three political forces last week inked a pact to address the demands of the Madhesi parties, just before the voting for the post of prime minister, to ensure the support of the Madhes-based parties in favour of Prachanda, the sole prime ministerial candidate.

The agreement reached with the Madhesi parties has already moved towards its fulfillment, Ramesh Lekhak, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport said. The three-point agreement includes providing Rs one million compensation to the families of those killed during the Madhes agitation providing free treatment to those injured and amendment to the constitution for re-drawing the provincial boundary forging a political consensus with political parties.

The historical step has created positive impact in the overall political scenario of the country, claimed Lekhak. He said that the new coalition government was formed as the previous government led by CPN-UML leader KP Oli could not take up national agenda in an appropriate manner.

There is speculation that once the major demands of the Madhesi parties are addressed, they may join the government. Meanwhile, PM Prachanda on Saturday said he will not take part in any 
inauguration ceremonies except a few and asserted that Constitution implementation, reconstruction and economic reforms were his priority as Premier. 
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