Nepal’s hardliner Maoist demand dominant status in political discussion

KATHMANDU: The CPN-Maoist expressed concern over the talks and discussions in the name of four major political parties and claimed itself to be the third biggest party with the President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.

The CPN-Maoist Vice-chairman CP Gajurel and Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal visited President Dr. Yadav at his residence in Shital Niwas, today, and submitted the names of the 91 lawmakers of the dissolved Constituent Assembly in the party.

Emerging from the meeting, CPN-Maoist Vice-chairman Gajurel said, “We submitted 91 lawmakers’ name list of the party to President Yadav. Our party reminded the President that we were the third largest party after Ashok Rai and other lawmakers disassociated from CPN (UML).”

In response, President Dr. Yadav said there have been difficulties as the CPN-Maoist was not formally registered in the Election Commission, reported Gajurel.
The Maoist leaders informed the President that the party had already informed about their formal split from the Unified CPN (Maoist) and formation of a new party.

The CPN-Maoist leaders are learnt to have appealed to the President during the two-hour long meeting for a round-table conference or an all-party meeting. RSS