Maoist Centre to quit govt on Sunday

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 19, 2017-The CPN (Maoist Centre) will quit the Sher Bahadur Deuba government after the nominations for the first phase of the first-past-the-post (FPTP) system, a minister from the party said on Wednesday. The date for filing candidacies under the FPTP system for the first phase is scheduled for Sunday. 

“Our party will quit the government on October 22,” said Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, a minister without portfolio from the Maoist Centre, at an interaction in the Capital. 

After announcing to leave the government on Tuesday, the Maoist Centre later in the day decided to stay in the government, saying the party had received information about plans to postpone the elections. After the Maoist Centre changed its mind about quitting the government, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday evening stripped all 17 Maoist ministers of their portfolios.

Published: 19-10-2017 08:20

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