KATHMANDU, May 3 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified
Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) on Sunday afternoon decided to pull out from the
five-member coalition government.
At a emergency meeting, the Standing Committee of CPN-UML, the second
largest coalition partner, has decided to quit the government and withdraw its
support to the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M)-led government
following UCPN-M's unilateral decision of sacking Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS)
"Party took the conclusion to quit the coalition government disagreeing the
decision made by UPN-M which was taken alone without other political parties
consensus," the CPN-UML Central Committee member Thakur Gaire told Xinhua on
Sunday over telephone.
According to him, the meeting of the Standing Committee in the capital
Kathmandu also discussed future plan.
"The discussion is going on about how to move ahead and the possibility of
forming a new government," said Gaire.
Marking the UCPN-M move of sacking CoAS as "plan to capture the power by
attacking democratic institution", CPN-UML meeting has also decided to foil such
a plan and to protest against the unilateral decision of the