Consensus a condition for UCPN (Maoist) to join CA

Kathmandu: UCPN (Maoist) has decided to join the Constituent Assembly if the provision of consensus was retained in the Interim Constitution. The politburo meeting of the UCPN (Maoist) held today has called for consensus process during the government formation and constitution drafting.  The meeting has, however, decided to not exit from the constitution drafting process through the CA.
Arguing that there was not a condition for the party to exit the peace and constitution drafting process, UCPN (Maoist) chairman Prachanda opined that the party should join the CA if Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) agree to move ahead by forging consensus. During the meeting, he also claimed that vote rigging was the main cause behind the humiliating defeat of party, while internal problems including bigger party committee, chaotic organizational structure also played roles.
Likewise, the meeting has also formed a five-member committee to gather the evidences of vote rigging. Barshaman Pun, Ramchandra Jha, Khimlal Devkota, Janaklal Joshi and Ramnarayan Bidari are the members of the committee. The meeting has also decided to depute all the candidates and central members to their respective constituency and district.