UDMF not to join govt

KATHMANDU: Sadbhawana Party leader Laxman Lal Karna said the UDMF would not join the government until its demands were addressed. It will need the support of at least 298 members of the existing 595 members of the Parliament to form a new government. The combined strength of NC and CPN-MC is now 289 as NC has 207 members and CPN-MC has 82 members. They will need at least nine more members to form the new government.