Kathmandu, July 26 : CPN-Maoist spokesperson Krishna Bahadur Mahara has said that President Dr. Rambaran Yadav has asked his party to take the initiative to form the new Government in Nepal.
"The president asked us to take initiative to form the government as we are the largest party. We informed the President that there will be no moral ground for us to lead the new Government while the alliance forged at the time of the presidential election remains intact," Kantipur quoted him, as saying.
Mahara said the Maoist leaders have informed the president that the three points raised by them during an all-party meeting Thursday were not preconditions for government formation under their leadership but ways to make for a conducive atmosphere.
While, UML leaders during their meeting with Dr. Yadav, argued that there was need for an all-party Government to ensure smoothness in framing the constitution.
"Since it is the serious responsibility of the new government to draft a new constitution, we need a stable government," said UML General Secretary Jhala Nath Khanal.
"We suggested to the President that there is a need to form a Government through the consensus of all the parties in the Constituent Assembly (CA)," he added.