Nepal Maoists say talks only after PM resigns

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Kathmandu, May 10 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) has decided that it will only sit for talks with the government and ruling parties after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigns.

Responding to a letter written by Nepal to the UCPN (Maoist), inviting them for talks, the party said talks would only be held after he resigns.

Following a standing committee meeting of the party, Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said: "We have decided to go for talks with the government if the prime minister resigns."

The Unified CPN (Maoist) has sought support from various fringe parties in parliament in a bid to change the government.

They invited 12 political partiesincluding the Madhesi Jandhikar Forum (MJF), Rastriya Janamukti Party, Janata Dal, Dalit Janajati Party, Nepa: Rastriya Party, Chure Bhawar Ekata Party, Nepal Pariwar Dal, Nepal Loktantrik Samajwadi Dal and Sanghiya Loktantrik Rastriya Manch for a meeting at the party headquarters in Parisdanda and asked them to support its agenda.

According to Nepalnews, Maoist leaders also tried to convince fringe parties to support them in a no-confidence motion, if required.

The party has decided to hold a mass assembly on May 25 in the course of the agitation.

They are demanding a government response after withdrawing the strike that paralysed the nation for six days.

Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda had remarked it was the government's responsibility to find the path of consensus after the withdrawal of the strike. (ANI)

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