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CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal

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"The UCPN-M's intention is always unpredictable; it might still pose hurdles"

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on Saturday disclosed that the ruling alliance Unified CPN-Maoist and United Democratic Madhesi Front would not stake a claim on the leadership for the next national consensus government.

Talking to a programme of Himalayan TV set to broadcast tonight, leader Nepal said ruling parties - UCPN-M and UDMF - will not claim for the leadership for the next unity government as UCPN-M and CPN-UML have already led the government twice each. “Therefore, I urged the Nepali Congress to prepare the candidate as soon as possible to lead the national unity government at a meeting yesterday,” leader Nepal added.

“The UCPN-M’s intention is always unpredictable; it might still pose hurdles. Even though it has not claimed the leadership, it is likely that it may not allow the other parties to lead the government easily,” Nepal said.

Claiming that a consensus government will be formed under the NC leadership before Dashain festival, he suggested that the parties should go for polls including Constituent Assembly, parliamentary and local elections before May 14.

Leader Nepal also maintained that the parties should come clear that if the NC led government could not conduct the elections within the stipulated time frame, it should quit the government on the ground of failure outright paving a way for the formation of a next government.

He further said the would-be elected CA will promulgate the new constitution within six months and transform itself into a parliament in the remaining time.

The peace process remained on hold owing to the internal conflict of the UCPN-M, said Nepal, charging the party as the most corrupt in history.

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