India ready to work with Maoists Government in Nepal

April 13th, 2008 - 8:28 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, Apr 13 (ANI): With Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists bagging 54 seat so far in the Constituent Assembly, the possibility of the former rebels making the government in the country has strengthened. Reacting to this development, the Indian Government has said that it will work with the Maoists.

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Shiva Shankar Mukherjee said that India would accept the mandate given by the people of Nepal and would work with next government irrespective of any party coming to power in the county.

On Thursday, the Indian Government had hailed the CA elections in Nepal as a “welcome and historic step” towards realising the aspirations of the people of Nepal for a democratic future.

The Indian Government has also said that the Constituent Assembly provides a platform for the people of Nepal to determine the manner of their governance and their future.

Till now, the Maoists have bagged 54 seats of the total 94 election constituencies where vote counting has been completed.

The CPN (UML) and Nepali Congress have won 16 seats each and are competing with each other for the second place.

The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) has won in seven seats so far with party chairman Yadav Yadav winning from both Sunsari-5 and Morang-5. (ANI)

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