A day after their presidential candidate lost the election at the hands of a candidate fielded jointly by Nepali Congress (NC), Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF), the Maoists have formally decided that they will now stay away from the process of forming new government.
Although widely expected to lead the new government being the largest party – although without majority – in the Constituent Assembly (CA),
According to reports, the meeting of the central secretariat meeting, Tuesday, decided that since the three-party alliance is in majority, they cannot form the government.
"We have felt that amid the latest environment in the face of alliance of the three parties, we cannot be forming the government," Post Bahadur Bogati, a senior Maoist leader, told Nepal FM.
"We will play the role of constructive opposition. We will also constructively help in constitution-making," he said.
On the issue of electing the chairman and deputy chairman of Constituent Assembly, the party has said that they should be elected on the basis of understanding.
The party is holding a press meet in the afternoon to make their decisions public.