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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Congress boycotts CA session

Kathmandu, 18 Dec: Main opposition Nepali Congress boycotted Thursday’s session of the CA charging Maoists for not implementing a nine-point commitment of Prime Minister Prachanda in the assembly to implement demands including return of seized assets.
Chief Whip Laxman Prasad Ghimere threatened to boycott future sessions until commitment is met.
The Congress assembly members then walked out amid charges Maoists had threatened armed rebellion and threats to impose dictatorial rule..
The walkout reflects the worsening relations between the party leading government and the main opposition.
The development will obstruct the delayed drafting of the constitution.
Meanwhile, Maoist Finance Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai said Maoists will continue in government for another three years to draft the constitution and hold legislative elections.
Dr Bhattarai said this amid threats of Prachanda the CPN (Maoist) will take to the streets if cooperation isn’t forthcoming.
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