Maoists not to join next government

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Kathmandu, Jul 24 (UNI) Angered due to the defeat of its candidate in the president and vice president election, the Maoist party has decided to stay away from the next government.

The Maoist Chairman Prachanda said that his party considers the latest political developments and their nature as 'counter-revolutionary' despite the immensely important historical achievements in the CA polls.

Maoists did not wish to support the Nepali Congress for president and its decision to form alliance with the UML and the MJF could not be materialised, thus paving the defeat in the presidential race.

Nepali Congress and MJF candidates Dr Ram Baran Yadav and Paramanand Jha have been elected as president and vice president defeating the Maoists backed candidate on Monday.

The three major parties including the Nepali Congress, UML and MJF have formed an alliance to elect the key posts. Though the Maoist had the highest number of seats but they fell short of simple majority to form a new government.

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who is also the head of the state in the interim arrangement had invited the Maoists to form a new government.

Mr Prachanda said undemocratic attempts have been made to weave a counter-revolution against his party ever since it emerged as the largest party through the CA elections.

He also strongly denounced the new alliance of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and Madhesi People's Rights Forum.

The Maoist Secretariat meeting decided to stay as the opposition concluding that the other political parties were forming alliance against them.

However, other three parties have said that the need of the country is an all party government including the Maoists.


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