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Maoists should lead new govt in Nepal: Prachanda.

Kathmandu, July 1 (ANI): Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda on Thursday said that his party should get to lead the next government in the country.

Kantipur quoted Prachanda as saying that Maoists should get to lead the government as per the people's mandate."

He also said Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal's resignation has cleared the deck for the conclusion of the peace process and statute drafting.

"The prime minister's resignation has come as an opportunity to conclude the peace process and Constitution drafting," he added.

Meanwhile, President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has called upon the political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA) to form a consensus government by July 7.

In a letter sent to the Parliament Secretariat, the President's Office said the process to form a consensus government as per the Article 38 (1) of the Interim Constitution should be immediately started.

The President made such announcement as per the constitutional provision following the resignation of Nepal.

Nepal announced his resignation on Wednesday after holding onto the post for nearly thirteen months.

After the announcement, Nepal said he hoped his resignation would mark an end to the political deadlock and all other problems facing the country. (ANI)

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