Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal will not step down immediately as there are other issues which needs to be sorted out, his party CPN-UML said today, even as Maoists warned of a fresh agitation if he did not quit immediately.
After a meeting with Madhav Kumar Nepal and leaders of Nepali Congress and UCPN-Maoist, UML president Jhalanath Khanal said the Prime Minister will not resign immediately.
"During the meeting we agreed to develop an understanding among the major political parties in order to resolve the current political impasse," he told PTI.
Though the party agreed verbally that the Prime Minister would resign within five days of extending the term of the Constituent Assembly by one year, Madhav Nepal is not going to resign immediately as there are other issues which needs to be sorted out, he said.
"There should be an understanding on six point agenda developed by the major parties earlier like integration of the Maoist army, guarantee of a new constitution, returning the seized property by the Maoists and dissolving their paramilitary structure before the Prime Minister could consider his resignation," he said.
The Prime Minister will resign only after an understanding is reached among the major parties on all these issues on package basis, he pointed out. The major parties have agreed to continue their dialogue tomorrow.
Maoists standing committee member Dev Gurung warned that they would launch fresh agitation if the Prime Minister did not resign.
Talking to Maitri FM, he said Madhav Nepal should first resign to end the current political deadlock.
Meanwhile, the Army Integration Special Committee meeting was postponed today due to the absence of the Maoists.
The AISC will decide about the number and the modalities of the Maoist combatants to be integrated and those to be rehabilitated.