MK Nepal urges Prachanda to support UML-led govt

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Kathmandu, May 13 (ANI): CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal toady met caretaker Prime Minister Prachanda and urged him to assist them in the formation of new government.

At the meeting held at Maoists senior leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai's residence in Pulchowk, Nepal said: "I have urged Prachanda to participate in the to-be-formed new government for taking the peace process to the logical conclusion."

However, Prachanda said they would not involve and assist in the government formation unless President Ram Baran Yadav corrects his move to reinstate Army Chief, General Rookmangud Katawal.

According to Kantipur, Nepal intensified his meeting at the wake when the Nepali Congress has given a go-ahead to the UML with its proposed candidate for the PM and asked to forge consensus on the same.

Meanwhile, senior Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) leaders including Chairman Upendra Yadav and Co-Chairman JP Gupta also urged Prachanda to support the UML in the new government.

In a meeting with Prachanda, MJF leaders urged him to support the UML in the new government saying that it is almost certain that the UML would lead the next government.

The MJF also urged the Maoists to wait for the verdict of Supreme Court regarding the issue of President Yadav.

In return, Prachanda reiterated his commitment towards the Constitution drafting and peace process, however, made it clear that his party will not join the UML leadership in the next government.

He said the Maoists will not create obstacle in the new government formation and expressed commitment that the House deadlock will end soon after holding consultations within the party. (ANI)

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