Reposted from nepalnews.com.
The Unified CPN (Maoist) has decided not to go for extension of the Constituent Assembly (CA) under the existing circumstances.
A meeting of the Maoist standing committee held at the party headquarters Paris Danda Thursday afternoon decided to stick with the party's earlier stance, concluding that extending the CA's term would be meaningless unless it is guaranteed that constitution would be written and peace process comes to a conclusion.
"To guarantee peace and constitution, resignation of the current government to form a unity government is mandatory," Maoist spokesperson Dina Nath Sharma said after the standing committee meeting.
If the Madhav Nepal-led government resigns right away there can be negotiation as to who or which party will lead the national unity government, he added.
"It has become meaningless even to continue the talks under the current circumstances," Sharma said.