Maoists plan to take over Nepal's capital
A new political confrontation seemed to be looming over Nepal with the Maoists threatening to take over the capital Kathmandu as part of their drive to form parallel governments at regional level.
The Maoists, who have already announced formation of parallel governments in 10 districts, have threatened on Wednesday to take over the capital to turn it into Newa Autonomous Region.
Maoist chairman Prachanda will inaugurate the new autonomous region later on Wednesday as Nepalese Congress Party warned the ultra Leftists to desist from such tactics as it may lead to "biggest political and social confrontation".
Nepalese Congress' statement comes after various disgruntled ethnic bodies vowed to protest any such unilateral decision to delineate the autonomous states.