We won't accept Koirala as President in Nepal says Maoist leader
Kathmandu, May 10 : Hari Bhakta Kandel 'Pratik', a central Maoist leader, has said his party will not accept Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala as the first president of republican Nepal.
"CPN-Maoist is not going accept Girija Prasad Koirala as the president," Pratik said.
According to Nepalnews, the Maoist leader's remark comes at a time when some Nepali Congress (NC) leaders are believed to have sent feelers to the Maoist leadership that Koirala be given the first presidency.
In today's six-party meeting, Maoist chairman Prachanda reportedly requested Koirala to take the guardianship of the ruling alliance, clearly suggesting that the octogenarian leader stay out of the corridors of power, but assume a "respectable position" in the alliance. (ANI)