Kathmandu, Apr 13 : With Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists bagging 54 seat so far in the Constituent Assembly, the possibility of the former rebels making the government in the country has strengthened. Reacting to this development, the Indian Government has said that it will work with the Maoists.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Shiva Shankar Mukherjee said that India would accept the mandate given by the people of Nepal and would work with next government irrespective of any party coming to power in the county.
On Thursday, the Indian Government had hailed the CA elections in Nepal as a "welcome and historic step" towards realising the aspirations of the people of Nepal for a democratic future.
The Indian Government has also said that the Constituent Assembly provides a platform for the people of Nepal to determine the manner of their governance and their future.
According to latest update, Maoists have bagged 63 seats of the total 114 election constituencies where vote counting has been completed.
Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have pocketed 19 seats and 18 seats respectively and are competing for second place.
The Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) has won in nine seats so far with party chairman Yadav Yadav winning from both Sunsari-5 and Morang-5.
Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) has won two seats in Bhaktapur and Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP) has bagged two seats while Sadbhawana Party and People's Front (PF) have bagged one seat each.
The latest vote counting show that Maoist candidates are leading in some two dozen constituencies.