Dahal knocks Deuba's door seeking support for new govt

KATHMANDU: The main opposition Nepali Congress on Monday refused to lend support to the ruling CPN Maoist Centre's Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's efforts to form a "national consensus government" in the latter's leadership.

The Maoist leader had met the Nepali Congress President, Sher Bahadur Deuba, seeking his support for the Maoist bid to form the government.

Deuba reportedly told Dahal there was no possibility of forming a national consensus government at the existing state of affairs.

The meeting was held at the office of Nepali Congress Parliamentary Party in Singhadarbar premises this afternoon.

Earlier today, the Maoist party had held an internal meeting and decided to assign Dahal to taken an initiative to form the consensus government in the party's leadership.

On Sunday, the Maoist party had urged the CPN-UML, which leads the ruling coalition that includes the Maoist party, to fully implement all the agreements made with it in the past.