Maoists not to join next Government in Nepal

July 23rd, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, July 23 (ANI): The Maoists have said that they will now stay away from the process of forming a new Government in Nepal.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda said the decision was made by the party central secretariat to stay away from the next government after the Constituent Assembly (CA) members ”rejected” Ram Raja Prasad Singh in Presidential run-off election.
Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Dr Ram Baran Yadav bagged 308 votes while Ram Raja Prasad Singh ended up with 282 votes.
Prachanda said that his party considers the latest political developments and their nature as “counter-revolutionary”” despite the achievements of post Constituent Assembly (CA) polls.
He 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 Constituent Assembly (CA) polls.
He also said that Nepal’’s first President was elected from the Madhesi community because of the Maoists” idea of inclusiveness.
He strongly denounced the new alliance of the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the Madhesi People’’s Rights Forum. (ANI)

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