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Maoist meeting keeps mum on PM’s resignation

KATHMANDU:
Amid disputes over the party supremo Prachanda and his deputy Dr Baburam Bhattarai over the issue of government transfer, Maoist’s central office extended meeting concluded today didn’t make any concrete decision on whether PM should step down or continue on his office.

“The meeting decided to move ahead with discussion but not to make any remarks publicly on the issue of government,” Maoist Spokesperson Agni Sapkota informed the reporters about the decision of the meeting.

The meeting has entrusted the responsibility to the party’s top four leaderts- Prachanda, Dr Bhattarai, another vice Chairperson Narayankaji Shrestha and Secretary Post Bahadur Bogati- for forging the consensus.
The Maoist indecisiveness on the change of guard is likely to draw flak from the opposition parties that were anticipating the Maoist concrete decision for handing over the government leadership to the Congress.
Talking with the reporters after the meeting, Prachanda said that the party has made decision to move ahead with political consensus.
Emerging from the meeting, Maoist leader Devendra Paudel, who is also the political aide of Prime Minister, said that the there wasn’t any decision on transferring the government leadership to the Congress but the top four leaders will take the decision towards that end. He said that both the government and the party will intensify the parleys for forging the consensus.

Published Date: Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 | 03:59 AM

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