Friday, May 16, 2008

Maoist can run government without US support, says CP Gajurel

KATHMANDU, May 16 - Senior Maoist leader CP Gajurel Friday said that his party is capable of running the government even without the support of the United States.

Speaking at a press conference scheduled at Sindhuli district headquarters in Sindhuli Madi today, Gajurel, who is also the Maoist foreign department, claimed that the Maoists can run the government in a smooth manner as Nepal has been getting more support from other countries than the US.

He went on to blame that the US has been against the Maoist since the signing of the 12-point pact that ended the 10-year long Maoists insurgency. He also remarked that the US was against the peace process in Nepal.

However, the US Ambassador to Nepal Nancy J Powell had told Speaker Subash Nemwang last month that the US will continue its assistance to new Maoist-led govt.

The CPN-Maoist formally laid down weapons in 2006 ending the ten-year long armed insurgency and joined the interim coalition government last year.

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