After behaving like a kid for the past several days, the Maoist comrades have started doing homeworks to form the next government. The largest party in the Constituent Assembly has sought support from parties represented in the CA. The Maoist leaders held a meeting yesterday at the parliament secretariat and sought support from all 25 parties represented in the CA, for forming a new government under Maoist leadership. “Initially, we had arrived at a decision not to form the new government after we were reduced to a minority in the Assembly because of the alliance of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and MPRF,” Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal told the meeting. “We are now ready to form the government as the parties in the alliance including UML and Forum have categorically urged us to do so.”
The Maoist supremo said the three points raised by the party at a previous all-party meeting were not pre-conditions set by the Maoists for forming the government but the party’s views on what would be a better option. “The Maoist leaders urged us not to take the three points as preconditions,” said UML’s Bishnu Poudel. Coming out of the meeting, Dahal said the party is carrying out homework to prepare the agenda of the new government and will come up with a proposal within a few days. “Obviously the agenda will be for formation of the new government,” he said while responding to a query about the content of the proposal.
Nepal Workers Peasants Party and Rastriya Janashakti Party were among those absent from the meeting in which most political parties urged the Maoists not to shy away from forming the government and asked for a concrete agenda for the Maoist-led future government. “We urged the Maoists to form the new government through consensus,” said Nepal Congress leader Dr Minendra Rijal.