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The five agitating political parties held the second special session of the third House of Representatives on 4-5 July and came up with an18-point common agenda:

. Constitutional proposition would be established to allow a referendum on constitutional, political and other issues of national importance to strengthen people's sovereignty.
. Termination of the present clause that allows the king to use his discretion in ruling and in formulating laws. Management of the royal palace brought under a ministry. Provision introduced for the king to announce his wealth regularly. Annulment of the provision for the Royal Council (Raj Parishad) to make the monarch completely consitutional.
. Bring the national army under an elected government.
. Automatic reinstatement of the dissolved parliament in the case of a prime minister failing to hold elections on time.
. Political solution for the Maoist insurgency. Government-funded relief, compensation and rehabilitation to victims of the conflict.
. Decentralisation of resources and autonomy given to strengthen the local bodies.
. No protection awarded to any one religion. End all kinds of discrimination based on religion, language, ethnicity, caste and culture.
. No political interference in bureaucracy.


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