Kathmandu, June 12 : Ministers from the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) on Thursday announced their resignation from the Koirala-led government and have forwarded the joint resignation letter to party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.
According to Union Forest Minister Matrika Yadav, the ministers have offered their resignation to pave the way for formation of a new government. He said Prachanda would forward the resignation to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.
The CPN-M has five ministers and two state ministers in the government.
The Maoist ministers' resignation came hours after a meeting between Prachanda and Prime Minister Koirala in Baluwatar.
Though the two leaders are said to have reached an understanding to settle the power-sharing issue within two days they differed on the composition of the government as well as the time when the government will be formed.