Nepal to persuade Maoists to rejoin government

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Kathmandu, Sep 19 (UNI) Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said an ''honest effort'' would be made to persuade the Maoists to rejoin the government in a bid to pave the way for successful Constituent Assembly polls, slated for November 22.

The Maoists had quit the government and announced various protest programmes before the election of a constituent assembly to write a new constitution.

''Maoists' decision to quit the government is unfortunate,'' Mr Koirala told the British Minister for International Development Cooperation on Asian Affairs Shahid Malik, who is on a visit of Nepal.

''I am not discouraged and a solution will be found during the eight party meeting scheduled for this afternoon,'' Kantipur quoted the Prime Minister as saying.

The Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and the Maoists are holding meetings in the run-up to the crucial eight-party meeting to held today at the Prime Minister's official residence here.


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