Nepal Maoists hail PM's resignation

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Kathmandu, July 1 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) has hailed Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal's decision to resign, saying it paves the way for a consensus to end the political deadlock in the country.

Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma told reporters here that Nepal's resignation has created a positive environment.

Nepalnews quoted Sharma as saying, that his party would now strive to form a national unity government under its leadership with the consent of all parties in the Constituent Assembly.

The UCPN (Maoist) has formed a three-member talks team under the leadership of party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda to hold discussions on forming a national consensus government.

Maoist Secretary CP Gajurel said the party should lead the new government as it was the single largest party in the Constituent Assembly (CA).

"Three member talks team, including Prachanda, Mohan Vaidya and Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has been formed to give pace to national government formation," he added.

Nepal announced his resignation on Wednesday after holding onto the post for nearly thirteen months.

After the announcement, Nepal said he hoped his resignation would mark an end to the political deadlock and all other problems facing the country. (ANI)

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