The Maoists had refused to vote for the bill to extend the term of the Constituent Assembly till the Prime Minister quit.
The Maoists have demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.
Maoists put up posters of their leaders wearing shoes depicting Indian flag.
The strike entered the second day on Monday amidst widespread violence.
Former Maoist guerrillas want their demands to meet before the deadline.
Veteran communist leader Madhav Nepal was sworn in by the President.
32 politicians from a key ethnic Nepal party will support govt led by CPN-UML.
Koirala met Chinese envoy Qui Guohang at his residence on Thursday.
Prachanda resigned as prime minister of Nepal last week.
Sends letter to interim parliament, asks it to prepare for elections.
Finding a way out of the deadlock before the deadline seems a near impossibility.
Prachanda has accused India of interfering in Nepal's internal affairs.
Prachanda's resignation had led to massive protests in the nation.
They were protesting before President's house against army chief.
Prachanda also explores options of making a comeback in government.
Prachanda admits inflating the number of Maoist fighters.
Out-of-power Maoists started a fresh battle against the President, army chief.
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The former guerrilla leader took on his Army chief and lost.