Kathmandu, Aug 11: Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Monday, Aug 11 met Constituent Assembly (CA) members of Nepali Congress to discuss the issue of formation of a new government.
During the meeting, Koirala, instructed the Constituent Assembly members to strongly uphold the party's position regarding the transfer of government leadership to the Maoists. According to Nepali Congress leaders, Koirala indirectly hinted at clinging on to the demand for defense ministry for his party to join the new government. Responding to party leaders who opined against the idea of joining the Maoist led government, Koirala, however, indicated that Nepali Congress would participate in the government to ease the constitution making process.
The leaders also raised questions over the continued unruly activities of the Maoist-youth wing Young Communist League and failure of the government to control the food and oil prices.
Meanwhile, during the meeting with leaders of the CPN (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF), Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel proposed a government of the three parties backed by some minor allies, and even offered the government's leadership to UML.
The three parties that had teamed up against the Maoists in the presidential election, also known to have discussed ways to further consolidate the three-party alliance, Nepalnews reported.