UCPN (Maoist) ready to join new majority govt
Leaders say they will have no objection if KP Oli leads the government as per the gentleman’s agreement between Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML
Sep 30, 2015-While according top priority to the formation of national unity government, the UCPN (Maoist) has said that it is also ready to join a majority government for the effective implementation of constitution.
The party’s Central Committee meeting that concluded on Monday also decided to join the government. Leaders said the party would have no objection if CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli leads the government as per the gentleman’s agreement between the Nepali Congress and the UML during the formation of the Sushil Koirala-led government.
“If UML leads the government, President will go to NC’s fold. Obviously, there will be claim on Speaker of the House,” said Agni Sapkota, a Maoist leader close to party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. However, some NC leaders have said that there has not been any understanding with the UML on the leadership of the new government. He said the issue of power-sharing will come at the forefront of national politics after the talks with Madhes-based parties reaches a conclusion. Maoist leaders say they will accept the leadership of Oli government honouring his role in constitution promulgation.
Another senior leader said the party will be a key player in government formation if the NC refuses to accept Oli as prime minister of the country.
During the CC meeting, leaders suggested Dahal not to make any secret deal with the NC and UML without internal consultations. Since 2013, the party has been out of the government and has not received vital positions except for the post of Vice-chairman of Constituent Assembly (CA). Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel are major contenders to lead party in the government.
Published: 30-09-2015 08:30