Talks only after PM resigns: Nepal Maoists

The Unified CPN (Maoist) has sought support from various fringe parties in Parliament to change government.

Updated: May 10, 2010, 14:18 PM IST

Kathmandu: The Unified CPN (Maoist) has decided that it will only sit for talks with the government and ruling parties after Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigns.

Responding to a letter written by Nepal to the UCPN (Maoist), inviting them for talks, the party said talks would only be held after he resigns.

Following a standing committee meeting of the party, Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said: "We have decided to go for talks with the government if the prime minister resigns."

The Unified CPN (Maoist) has sought support from various fringe parties in Parliament in a bid to change the government.

They invited 12 political parties including the Madhesi Jandhikar Forum (MJF), Rastriya Janamukti Party, Janata Dal, Dalit Janajati Party, Nepa: Rastriya Party, Chure Bhawar Ekata Party, Nepal Pariwar Dal, Nepal Loktantrik Samajwadi Dal and Sanghiya Loktantrik Rastriya Manch for a meeting at the party headquarters in Parisdanda and asked them to support its agenda.

According to Nepalnews, Maoist leaders also tried to convince fringe parties to support them in a no-confidence motion, if required.

The party has decided to hold a mass assembly on May 25 in the course of the agitation.

They are demanding a government response after withdrawing the strike that paralysed the nation for six days.

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda had remarked it was the government`s responsibility to find the path of consensus after the withdrawal of the strike.