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UML-led govt ready to share power with Maoists

world Updated: Jun 27, 2009 17:16 IST

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Notwithstanding Maoist chief Prachanda’s threat to launch ‘People’s Movement-III´ against the ruling CPN-UML, the government of Premier Madhav Kumar Nepal has expressed willingness to share power with the former rebels in a bid to take the peace process to its logical end.

Even as the Maoists continued to block the Parliament and heat the street launching anti-government agitations, efforts are on to bring them in the new cabinet, Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala disclosed at a function.

During a function organised by Nepali Congress (NC), in Kathmandu on Friday to felicitate her, Koirala said that efforts are on to bring the Maoists in the government to speed up constitution drafting process and to take the peace process to its logical end.

She, however, did not elaborate on how the Maoists will be brought back to power. She also urged all to make efforts in building lasting peace in the country without which the task of framing constitution would not be materialised.

The Maoists should join the coalition government to take the peace process to its logical end, she added.

NC president Girija Prasad Koirala has recently said a that the ruling alliance is planning to set up a high level political mechanism to advise the coalition government. He had also urged Prachanda to join the high level body that would steer the coalition government.