Maoists obstruct Government formation in Nepal

May 19th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, May 19 (ANI): The NC-UML alliance today started discussions on seeking legal options, after they failed to form a new government despite clear majority in the parliament due to the continued obstruction of the House proceedings by Maoist Constituent Assembly (CA) members.

Senior CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal who has been proposed by the party as the prime minister of the new government called on Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala at the latter’s residence.

They discussed deadlock in the legislature-parliament, which has obstructed the formation of a new government. The duo also discussed the issues raised by the Maoists and the structure of coalition government. According to sources, the leaders have agreed not to allow the Maoists to table their proposal against the President Ram Baran Yadav’s direction.

According to the Interim Constitution, any matter being reviewed in courts is not entitled to be discussed in the parliament.

Meanwhile, representatives of the European Union (EU) conferred with caretaker Prime Minister and chairman of the Unified CPN (Maoist) Prachanda.

The meeting concentrated mainly on the possible way out from the existing political deadlock.

The EU representatives urged Prachanda to seek a political resolution to the crisis.

In reply, Prachanda said that his party has already launched a campaign for civilian supremacy and insinuated that there is no turning back, Kantipur repoerted. (ANI)

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