In a climbdown, the Maoists, who had been demanding formation of a national consensus government in Nepal led by them, today said they are ready to join such a dispensation "no matter whoever heads it".
Former deputy commander of CPN-M and Maoist representative to the special Committee for Army Integration Barshaman Pun said a national consensus government should be formed as the ruling coalition was incapable of taking the peace process to a logical end and integrate the Maoist soldiers confined in cantonments to the Nepalese Army.
Pun said "no matter whoever heads the national consensus government" they are ready to join it". Earlier, the Maoists had been demanding leadership of the new government.
Even if the national government is formed under the leadership of Nepali Congress member Sujata Koirala, the Maoists would not mind to join the government, he added.
The Maoist leader assured that they would not create any obstacle to the process of army integration of former rebels, if it will be worked out by forming an understanding among the political parties.