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President consults with Maoist leaders, legal experts

Posted by n3wday on July 26, 2008

President consults with Maoist leaders, legal experts

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has started consultations with political parties regarding the formation of new government.

On Friday, president Dr. Yadav held talks with Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

During the meeting, President Yadav is learnt to have asked Dahal about the time required to form a new government.

President Yadav is likely to ask Maoist leadership to form the new government being the largest party in the constituent assembly. Senior Maoist leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai was also present during the meeting.

Maoists, who had earlier announced to stay in opposition, have forwarded three conditions to lead the government.

President Yadav is also scheduled to hold discussions with Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) leaders on latest political developments and formation of new government.

Earlier, Friday, the president had also held talks with legal experts about his role in calling parties to form the new government.

He met with legal experts Daman Nath Dhungana, Mahadev Yadav, Lalit Bahadur Basnet and Bishwo Kanta Mainali.

“The president inquired about legal provisions regarding how to go about with the formation of the new government. I suggested that he hold consultations with the parties and call the parties showing majority to form the government,” Basnet told Nepalnews.

On Thursday, he had met with Attorney General Yagya Murti Banjade, senior advocate Sindhu Nath Pyakurel and lawyers Harihar Dahal, Badri Bahadur Karki, and Shambhu Thapa at his office. ia July 25 08

One Response to “President consults with Maoist leaders, legal experts”

  1. inicio said

    Link to a BBC report giving details of the Maoists` conditions for leading government:


    “One of the conditions we want is a written commitment from the other political parties that they will not be involved in the forming and ousting of the government once we lead the government, for at least two years,” he said.

    The other demands were that the three main opposition parties dissolve their alliance and that the former rebels be allowed to launch a “minimum programme”.

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