No one can topple Maoist government: Dr Bhattarai

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Kathmandu, Aug 26 (UNI) Senior Maoist leader and Finance Minister Baburam Bhattarai has said no one can topple the Maoist-led government.

''The elements trying to hinder smooth operation of the new government would be wiped out on their own,'' The Kathmandu Post today quoted Dr Bhattarai as saying.

''The elements the Nepali people overthrew are again issuing challenges to bring down the Maoist-led government before the first hundred days. However, they will not succeed,'' said the Finance Minister, who is also the acting head of the government in Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's absence.

Dr Bhattarai said the Maoists would not move out at any cost.

''If attempts are made to oust us from the government, we will mobilise the people,'' he added.

Dr Bhattarai said none of the parties can run the government if the Maoists were thwarted from governing the country.

''We are not afraid at all as we will prove that we can sustain the government by mobilising the people,'' he said.

''That is why one should not worry about the sustainability of the Maoist-led government,'' Dr Bhattarai said.

The Maoists, which have 227 seats in the 601-strong Constituent Assembly, is leading the government with the support of the UML and the MJF.


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