Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Maoist Leader Mahara says alliance with UML and other parties if NC decides to stay in opposition

Echoing Pokharel, Maoist leader Mahara said, "Although the UML hasn't clearly told us that it will back us in forming the next government, an alliance with the UML and other parties will take place if the NC finally decides to stay in opposition."

He said the Maoist are still open to sharing any one of the major ministerial portfolios-Home, Defense or Finance- with any of the major political parties- NC, UML, Madhesi Peoples' Rights Forum (MPRF). However, the Maoists have already conceded the Home Ministry to the CPN-UML

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