Kathmandu, Jun 13: Nepal Minister for Local Development Dev Gurung today said that a new coalition government would be formed by June 18. Inaugurating the opening of the district council of the District Development Committee (DDC) at Beni district headquarters in Myagdi, the Minister said, "We will try to form a coalition government by June 18, but if we don't reach an agreement on it then the Maoists would go on to form a government of their own."
"But if even that doesn't happen then the Maoists would opt out of the government and would assist the Constituent Assembly and the government from outside," he added. In a meeting with Maoist party cadres in the district, Gurung said that party workers should exercise restraint and patience in the changed scenario of the country.
He asked them to engage in the party activities and not worry too much about the transitional period in the country which he hoped would soon end.
On Thursday, Maoist Ministers had announced their resignation from the Koirala-led Government and forwarded their joint resignation letter to party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Nepalnews reported.