Maoists wish to form new government quickly

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Kathmandu, May 22 : In a sign of loosing patience, Maoist leader Prachanda in a meeting today tabled a proposal to open the way for the formation of a new government.

"Since after the conclusion of the Constituent Assembly election the current government headed by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has automatically become a caretaker government, the Prime Minister will be requested that he should clarify his position and immediately invite CPN (Maoist), which has emerged as the largest party, to form a new government," reads the statement issued by Chairman Prachanda making public the decisions made by the central secretariat.

The decision to this effect was taken at the Central Secretariat Meeting of the CPN (Maoist) party held at the party headquarters under the aegis of party Chairman Prachanda.

The meeting also decided to form a three-member probe committee headed by Central Secretariat member Post Bahadur Bogati to investigate the murder of businessman Ramhari Shrestha, according to the nepalnews.com.

Other members of the committee include Central Committee member Hitraj Pandey and State Committee member Ekraj Bhandari. The statement adds that the party will take action against anyone found guilty as per the report of the committee.

Meanwhile, Maoist ministers in the current cabinet has issued a joint statement urging the Prime Minister not to take any decision with far-reaching impact at this juncture.

The cabinet meeting is also set to pass an ordinance for swearing in the members of the Constituent Assembly.

ANI

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