Maoists keep options open for unity govt

KATHMANDU: Following consultations with the two major parties in the coalition -- CPN-UML and the Nepali Congress -- the Unified CPN-Maoist today decided to keep both the options of majority and consensus open for the formation of the national joint government.

Earlier, the party had decided to go for consensus due to which it hesitated to move for no-trust motion during the special session of the parliament.

According to vice-chairman Mohan Baidhya 'Kiran', the standing committee meeting decided to keep both the options open to topple the incumbent government, as they concluded that the government was the only obstacle for the peace and constitution.

The meeting also decided to request the political parties to make a decisive move for the formation of a national joint government under the leadership of the party. The UCPN-M also requested other parties to be ready for the national government to be formed while the winter session of the parliament was on.

According to another vice chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha 'Prakash' the meeting also decided to begin talks with the leftist parties to form a joint front for national sovereignty and civilian supremacy.