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Maoists remove themselves from Nepali government

Posted by n3wday on July 24, 2008

This article appeared on eKantipur.com.

Maoists not to join next government

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, July 22 – The Maoists, who garnered the most seats in the April Constituent Assembly (CA) elections, said Tuesday they would not to join the post-election government.

Addressing a press conference at the Maoist parliamentary party office at Singha Durbar, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the decision was made by the party central secretariat to stay away from the next government after its presidential candidate was dumped out in Monday’s presidential run-off.

The Maoist Chairman said that his party considers the latest political developments and their nature as “counter-revolutionary’” despite the immensely important historical achievements post CA polls.

“Various undemocratic attempts have been made to weave a “counter-revolution” against our party ever since our party emerged as the largest party through the CA elections,” the Maoist Chairman said.

He also claimed that reactionary forces have been hatching conspiracies against his party in an attempt to derail the party’s right to lead the next government and write a new constitution which was mandated by the people in the CA polls.

He also said that Nepal’s first president was elected from the Madhesi community because of the Maoists’ idea of inclusiveness.

Dahal, however, expressed grave concern over what he called a winning majority garnered through a political alliance based on a seriously negative modus operandi.

He also strongly denounced the new alliance of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum.

Earlier today, the Maoist Secretariat decided stay as the opposition concluding that the other political parties are forming alliance against the Maoists.

The Maoists, who were disappointed after their candidate lost the presidential race, had threatened to stay out of the government after the CA members ‘rejected’ Ram Raja Prasad Singh in Monday’s presidential run-off election.

The former rebels were poised to form a new government after it became the largest party in the CA polls.

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