KATHMANDU: As the leaders of major political parties have been engaged in some petty issues rather than concentrating on the election of the constituent assembly, foreign diplomats have started consultation about the fate of the constituent assembly election.
In a bid to take stock of the situation, a delegation of the European Parliament (EP) led by Chairperson of the European Parliament Delegation for Relations with the Countries of South Asia, Jean Lambert, has called on Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, who is also the current chair of High Level Political Committee, on Tuesday.
The meeting of the NC President Koirala with the diplomatic delegation which is on a four-day visit to Nepal, focused on the recent political developments and purported polls, NC secretariat said in a statement.
NC leaders Prakash Man Singh, Minendra Rijal, Dilendra Badu and chief of party foreign department Sujata Koirala, on behalf of the party and Dr. Genoveva Hernandez Unt, and Rachel Moles of the delegation were also present in the meeting held at party’s central office, Sanepa.
Meanwhile, a delegation led by Ivan Doherty, a senior associate and director of political party programs of the Washington-based NDI centre called on President Koirala at latter’s residence, Maharajgunj today.
The meeting also dwelt on the issues related to the contemporary politics and new elections, NC informed.
Meanwhile, addressing a gathering of party cadres, senior leader of Nepal Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba claimed that promulgation of new constitution will only be ensured if his party wins the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.
“NC must win the next elections for the sake of democracy and promulgation of a democratic constitution,” he added.
Deuba also claimed that the intra-party rift is the reason behind NC’s defeat in the last CA election and added that the intra-party rift will be settled before the CA poll.
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