The CPN (Maoist Centre), which on Tuesday pull out support to the K.P. Sharma Oli-led government, has been promised backing by the Nepali Congress -- the largest party in Nepal's Parliament -- to form a new government under Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', a party leader said in Kathmandu.
Move by Nepali Congress came after the CPN(UML)-led government was reduced to minority after withdrawal of support by key alliance partner CPN (Maoist Centre).
Speaking at a press conference, Maoist Centre leader Krishna Bahadur Mahara claimed that the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has, in a letter to the party, agreed to form a new government under Dahal's leadership.
Mahara said this at a press conference organised at Singha Durbar -- the seat of the Nepali government -- to announce withdrawal of support by CPN (Maoist Centre) to the Oli government.
"The two parties have agreed to form the first round of government under CPN (Maoist Centre), and the NC for the second round for implementation of the Constitution," said Mahara.
Mahara further added the agreement to form the next government will be made public.
Dahal and Oli held a meeting late on Monday night regarding formation of a Government of National Unity. However, the party decided to withdraw support to the incumbent government as Oli was not in favour of the proposed Government of National Unity, the leader said.