The major opposition party in Nepal, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is considering a no-confidence motion against the government.

The party's vice-chairman, Baburam Bhattarai, told The Hindu that the present government was a “hindrance” to completing the peace process, which comprises integrating and rehabilitating former People's Liberation Army combatants and drafting the new Constitution.

“We are holding discussions on introducing a no-confidence motion,” he said, “but are yet to decide.”

“Our demand is a new government, and it would be good if it could be done on consensus [without the no-confidence bill],” said Mr. Bhattarai. He said the need for a "progressive Constitution" will be met only when their party is in the government.

Reports say the party has already started a signature campaign to call a special session of the Constituent Assembly to table the no-confidence motion.

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