Kathmandu, Aug 1: A majority of central leaders of the CPN (Maoist) has urged the party leadership to lead the next government only if the party's three 'conditions' are fulfilled.
After deliberating on Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanada' political proposal during the party's central committee meeting on Thursday, July 31 the party leaders said they won't be able to function effectively in Government if its conditions for forming the Government are not fulfilled. The party called its central committee meeting to discuss strategy after President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav invited the Maoists to form the next government.
Prachanda has sought the central leaders' views on whether or not to form a new Government under Maoist leadership. The proposal is open on forging an alliance with any political party to form a government.
Prachanada said the next government can be formed only through a political consensus.
Senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidhya said, "The three-party alliance must break up for the Maoists to lead the next government."
"The Maoists shouldn't take the initiative in forming the government until there is a conducive atmosphere. Currently, we don't have a majority to claim the right to form the government," he added.
He further said the party will prepare a common minimum program and lead the next government if a favorable situation is created.
Earlier, during discussions with the 25 parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA), the Maoists had advanced three conditions if they are to lead the government.
First the so-called alliance of the Nepali Congress, the CPN (UML) and the MJF, should be broken. Second, a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) should be forged. Third, there should be a guarantee that no one will engage in an exercise to pull down the Government for at least two years till the Constitution is written, Kantipur reported.