Maoists to form Government in Nepal

August 1st, 2008 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Aug 1 (ANI): The CPN-Maoist today decided to form a new Government based on Nepal national consensus under its leadership with common minimum programmes.
The meeting of the Maoist Central Committee (CC) that concluded here today took the official decision to lead the next Government.
Talking to media after the meeting, party spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara said that the party would make efforts to form a Government of Nepal national consensus.
“However, the party has kept open the alternative of a majority Government by making alliance with a few parties, if a consensus Government failed to take shape,” he added.
Mahara said his party was ready to take the leadership of a new Government even if it is a minority Government, but on the condition that other parties make commitment not to bring on-confidence motion against the Government until the new constitution is drafted.
He also stressed the need to end the current alliance of the Nepali Congress, the UML and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF).
Meanwhile, the Maoist leaders have admitted their mistake for eroding relations with the CPN (UML) during the recent Presidential election, and have now expressed commitment not to repeat the mistake in near future.
The party had called its central committee meeting after coming under pressure from all sides to take the leadership of a new Government.
The party has discussed the common minimum programme for a consensus government to be tabled before the meeting of 25 parties, which is likely to be held on Saturday or Sunday, Kantipur reported. (ANI)

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