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Prachanda-led Maoist party to quit Deuba govt in Nepal: Report

Earlier, Prachanda had said that despite being a part of the Leftist alliance, his party would continue its support to the government

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Prachanda's Maoist party to quit Deuba govt: Report

Former prime minster Prachanda- led CPN (Centre) today decided to quit the Deuba in Nepal, days after it joined a Leftist alliance of main opposition CPN-UML to fight the next general elections, according to a media report.

Prachanda's Centre was key coalition partner of the Deuba and it had been facing criticism for staying in the despite forging an alliance with the main opposition.


CPN (Centre) on October 3 announced an alliance with the country's largest communist bloc CPN-UML, ahead of the general and provincial elections next month. The elections are seen as the final step in the Himalayan nation's post-war transition to a federal democracy.

Home Minister Janardan Sharma is scheduled to address a press meet later today to announce the partys decision, the Kathmandu Post reported.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba during the final meet on October 14 had hinted towards removal of CPN (MC) ministers from the

Earlier, had said that despite being a part of the Leftist alliance, his party would continue its support to the

He said that his party does not intend to topple the Deuba government, but would quit the if Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba wants so.

"We are not for affecting the polls by toppling the However, if the prime minister and his party, the Nepali Congress, ask us to leave, we wont continue in the government, he had said.

had said that the decision to forge an alliance with the UML was a result of "extreme pressure and compulsion".

The Maoists have dominated Nepal's for more than 20 years after waging a decade-long insurgency against forces that claimed more than 16,000 lives.

The civil war ended in in 2006 and leader became the country's first post-war prime minister.

The 240-year-old Hindu monarchy was abolished two years later. General elections next month is being seen as the final step in the country's post-war transition to a federal democracy.

The country recently concluded local-level elections in two decades.

has been witnessing political instability for a long time.

Madhesis, mostly of Indian-origin, launched a prolonged agitation between September 2015 and February last year against the implementation of the new Constitution which they felt marginalised the Terai community.

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 17:55 IST
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