Nepal PM steps down

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Kathmandu, June 30 (ANI): Amid strong protests from the UCPN (Maoist), Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal finally announced his resignation on Wednesday after assuming the post for nearly thirteen months.

Nepal announced his resignation at a function organised in Baluwatar this evening.

"It is already too late to table the annual policies, programmes and the fiscal budget in the Legislature-Parliament. Despite having a clear majority in the House, I decided to tender my resignation as it would not be right to keep the nation at indecision and confusion in situation like this," ekantipur.com quoted Nepal as saying.

Nepal underscored the need to focus on the peace process and drafting of the new statute by tapping most of the extended period of the Constituent Assembly.

After making the announcement, the outgoing Prime Minister said his resignation would mark an end to the longstanding political deadlock and all other problems facing the country, as the Maoists have been saying. (ANI)

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