Kathmandu: A top Maoist leader has demanded
Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal`s resignation to pave the way
for the formation of a new government on the basis of national
UCPN (Maoist) Vice Chairman Baburam Bhattarai has asked
Prime Minister Khanal to immediately resign so that a national
consensus government can be formed.
Speaking at a programme yesterday, the moderate Maoist
leader said early resignation by the prime minister will pave
the way for the formation of a national unity government to
expedite peace process and constitution drafting.
"The prime minister himself had signed the five-point
agreement that clearly demands his resignation for the
formation of a national consensus government," Bhattarai
He asked the prime minister to keep his words to resolve
the current political impasse.
A national consensus government will be formed
immediately after the prime minister`s resignation, Bhattarai
said who is also regarded as one of the most probable
candidate for the post of prime minister.
"The crucial tasks of completing peace process and
statute drafting have been progressing after the five-point
deal. The prime minister`s hesitation to resignation has
halted both the tasks from gaining momentum," he said.
Dismissing reports that there are differences within the
Maoist party Bhattarai said that other political parties too
are demanding for the formation of a national government.