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EU envoys try to convince CPN-Maoist for fresh elections, CJ led government

KATHMANDU: At a time when the breakaway faction of ruling UCPN-Maoist, Mohan Baidya led CPN-Maoist has been conducting street protest against the proposal of CJ led election government, the European Union missions (Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, UK and the EU Delegation) including Norway and Switzerland have urged the CPN-Maoist to seek solution of the current protracted politics through the fresh elections.

A team of the EU Missions and delegates held meeting with CPN-Maoist leaders and tried to convince the party for fresh polls. The CPN-Maoist, which called Nepal bandh on Tuesday against the decision, has already declared its rejection of the new elections.

Issuing a press statement, party spokesperson Pampha Bhusal informed that the missions and delegates including Ambassadors especially of UK, France and Denmark expressed concerns over the peace process, ongoing political stalemate, economic crisis and its consequences.

The party leaders informed the envoys that the top leaders of the major four political forces and foreign forces are responsible for this present situation, the press statement added.

The parties’ leaders further reiterated the need to seek solution through round table during the meeting with top diplomats. A coalition of six parties led by CPN-Maoist and 24 fringe parties of the dissolved constituent assembly announced protest against the CJ led government. The Baidya led CPN-Maoist has been saying that the proposal of CJ led government came from foreigners including India. The issues also widened intra-party rift within Nepali Congress and CPN-UML as most of the leaders of the both parties are against the CJ led government. The CJ is yet to accept the post of Prime Minister for holding the elections of the constituent assembly.

Published Date: Friday, February 22nd, 2013 | 08:08 AM

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