Nepal Maoists lose another battle
After losing its battle with the army and being forced to step down from power, Nepal's Maoist party suffered a second reverse yesterday with the chairman of the interim parliament refusing to allow them a debate in the house.
"I held consultations with the lawmakers, who were polarised on the issue. The Maoist motion for a debate can't be allowed," said Subhash Nembang, chairman of the constituent assembly that also serves as Nepal's interim parliament.
The refusal comes as a second blow for the former ruling party that is now virtually isolated in the house where it once reigned supreme.