UML set to choose Madhav Kumar Nepal as coalition leader

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Kathmandu, May 7 (ANI): The CPN (UML) is all set to choose Madhav Kumar Nepal as the leader of the next coalition that will form the government.

UML Vice-Chairperson Bidhya Devi Bhandari here on Wednesday said, "Madhav Kumar Nepal has the ability to bring together different parties. UML is going to pick him unanimously as the leader of the next coalition."

Bhandari claimed that a government of national consensus would be formed under the UML's leadership.

Bhandari further said even as Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda's resignation was a democratic act, his party, Unified CPN (Maoist), is showing undemocratic behavior by obstructing the parliament.

Meanwhile, Maoist secretariat member Barshaman Pun said his party would not allow parliamentary proceedings if President Ram Baran Yadav does not rectify his "unconstitutional move".

Nepali Congress leader Ram Saran Mahat said the President's move averted a dangerous situation as the Maoists were preparing to capture power by taking Nepal Army under political control.

"The Maoists are still possessing arms, which is a problem. They should be disarmed completely," Nepalnews quoted him as, saying. (ANI)

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