KATHMANDU, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Nepal's main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) welcomed Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal's resignation.
Prime Minister Nepal tendered his resignation to President Ram Baran Yadav following a televised address to the nation Wednesday evening.
According to The Himalayan Times daily on Thursday, briefly talking to journalists, the vice chairman and senior leader of the UCPN-M Baburam Bhattarai described the move as positive and urged all to move ahead forging consensus among parties.
The prime minister's resignation would bring an opportunity to end the protracted political deadlock in the country and help lead the country to consensual politics, Dina Nath Sharma, spokesperson of the UCPN-M said.
The UCPN-M spokesperson also reiterated the party's claim on the leadership of the next unity government for a successful completion of the ongoing peace process and constitution-drafting task.
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