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Prachanda says ‘weak parties’ trying to form new govt in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 13 (ANI): Caretaker Prime Minister and Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that “weak political parties” are actively engaged in attempts to form a new government.

In a ‘political report’ tabled at the party’s politburo meeting here on Tuesday, Prachanda said, “The government formed by avoiding the parliament and undermining the people’s mandate will have no meaning.”

His report stressed on the need to intensify the agitations from the streets and the parliament against President Ram Baran Yadav’s unconstitutional move to reinstate Army Chief, General Rookmangud Katawal.

It also lays emphasis on finishing the main task of drafting the new Constitution and taking the peace process to a conclusion.

Prachanda come up with the report at a time when his party is engaged in hefty parleys with various political parties to form a new government under its leadership.

Prachanda had resigned from the government following the President Yadav’s move.

Immediately after that former coalition partner the UML and the Nepali Congress have engaged in efforts to form a majority government under UML’s leadership.

The two Madhes- based political parties including the Terai Madhesh Democratic Party (TMDP) and the Sadbhawana Party (SP) have already assured the CPN-UML leaders that they would support the alliance led by the party. A majority of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) lawmakers are also in favor of joining the UML and NC-led democratic alliance.

To secure the Madhesh-based parties’ support, the UML and the NC had expressed their commitment to implement the agreements signed with the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UMDF) a recently re-activated alliance of MJF, TMDP and SP.

NC and UML leaders are scheduled to hold talks today with the Madhesi coalition further on their demands and find possible measures to address their demands, Nepalnews reported. (ANI)

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