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Maoists refuse Nepal PM’s call to join govt

Kathmandu, May 27 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) has refused Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal’s call to join the government.

Talking to reporters here on Tuesday, Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said there is no possibility of them joining the government or working together until ‘civil supremacy’ is maintained.

Sharma pointed out that the Prime Minister’s address hailed President Dr Ram Baran Yadav and the Nepal Army terming their role in the ongoing peace process as praiseworthy.

“It is quite a joke that the Prime Minister has approved of the very issues that are our major grouses and called us for consensus,” he said.

The Prime Minister in his first address to the nation on Tuesday called the Maoists to support him by joining the government to take the peace process to a logical conclusion.

The Maoists who stepped down from the government following the President’s intervention in the cabinet’s decision to sack the army chief have said that they would not lend any support to the government till the civilian supremacy is restored in the country with the “rectification” of the president’s move.

Senior Maoist leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the peace process has already been derailed and there can be no consensus until these wrongs are corrected, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)

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