3 leaders agree to continue alliance, find way to pass MCC


Prime Minister (PM) Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal have agreed to make the ruling coalition stronger and find a way to pass the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact.
A leader confided with Setopati that PM Deuba during two rounds of meeting on Wednesday assured Dahal and Nepal that he is ready to continue the current alliance to the general election.
He also claimed that there is no truth in media reports that he talked about breaking the coalition during the meeting with CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli three weeks back. The leader revealed that Deuba told the two-party chiefs that he only talked about ending House obstruction with Oli as mandated by the alliance.
Deuba sought help from Dahal and Nepal to pass the MCC on Wednesday after expressing commitment to continue the alliance.
The first meeting of the three leaders on Wednesday ended with an agreement to find ways about MCC and Nepal then addressed a party program saying that the coalition will not fall apart despite efforts by anyone.
The three leaders again met in the evening to discuss MCC. “Different measures have been discussed. We will agree on MCC,” a leader told Setopati after the meeting. “The three leaders have agreed that MCC should not be sent back.”
The leader did not elaborate on the basis on which such agreement has been reached. Another leader added that agreement will be sought even by further postponing the House meeting.
The three top leaders and members of the three-strong task