Maoists would rejoin govt after poll date: Koirala

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Kathmandu, Oct 20: Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala today said the Maoists would rejoin the government once the date for the Constituent Assembly(CA) elections is finalised.

Speaking to mediapersons at his residence, he said that a new date for the elections would be fixed after the political parties reach a consensus.

He also expressed disappointment at the postponement of polls which were scheduled for November 22 this year, but said he was compelled to take the decision due to differences among the parties.

About the Maoists, he said ''If they don't join the government after date for the polls is finalised, then it would prove that they are running away from the elections,'' Kantipuronline reported.

The Maoists quit the coalition government after Mr Koirala-led Nepali Congress (NC) did not agree on the new ''pre-requisites'' demanded by them for the elections.

The Maoists even summoned the special session of the interim parliament to fulfill their key demands--immediately declare the country a republic and make a provision for a proportional representation system of voting for the CA elections.

The poll had also been put off indefinitely and the country was facing political impasse due to the stand-off between the NC and the Maoists.


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