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Parties advise Maoists to buckle up to lead new govt

Posted by n3wday on July 28, 2008

This article was taken from Nepal News.

Parties advise Maoists to buckle up to lead new govt

Political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA) have advised the CPN (Maoist) to take initiative for the formation of a unity government.

At the all-party meeting on Monday the parties suggested that CPN (Maoist) being the largest party in the CA should try to garner consensus to lead the next government. However, Nepali Congress (NC) maintained a symbolic silence on the matter, it is learnt.

During the meeting organised by Maoist party at its parliamentary office in Singha Durbar to mainly discuss the formation of new government, the issue of Nepal’s participation in the SAARC summit and the episode of Vice President taking oath in Hindi also cropped up.

Majority of the political parties in the meeting were of the opinion that a delegation led by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala whose resignation has already been approved by the President should not be sent to the SAARC summit.

Instead, they suggested that newly elected President Ram Baran Yadav represent Nepal in the 15th SAARC summit to be held in Srilankan capital of Colombo Aug 2-3. On the VP swearing issue, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ was of the opinion that there should be an intellectual debate on the issue and called on all to be careful not to let the episode tarnish the communal harmony.

Talking to media persons after the meeting, the Maoist chairman also assured that his party would work towards forming the next government and would also table a proposal for the government formation in tomorrow’s meeting.

However, few political parties criticised the Maoists of not being able to table a concrete proposal for government formation during today’s meeting.

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