Coordinator of government-Maoist talks and Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that an interim government would only be formed after the management of Maoist arms.
Sitaula\'s remarks come at a time when various political parties have criticized that they are disappointed with party leaderships for giving away too much and for failing to do adequate homework before agreeing to the government-Maoist 8-point pact on 16 June.
Interim government will not be formed before proper arms management, Sitaula said, addressing an assembly of his party workers in Pokhara on Tuesday, both parties are currently engaged in discussion on how to go about the issue of arms management.
The issue of arms management was not clear from the agreements reached on 16 June. At the press conference organized after the summit talks it was informed that an interim constitution will be designed in 15 days and an all-inclusive government formed within the next month. The disagreements came later when the parties argued that the Maoists should not be included in the interim government unless they give up arms.
Similarly, Sitaula condemned the seizure of Parvat District Development Committee by the Maoists and called it a serious violation of the parties-Maoist agreement. He urged the Maoist leadership to immediately stop such activities, It is a serious violation of the seven-parties-Maoist pact and such actions by the rebels will create doubts about their commitment to peace."