KATHMANDU: As the political parties are yet to find consensus for the elections of the constituent assembly, the foreign diplomats have started being active about the political affairs of the country.
Speaking at a Seminar on Tuesday, the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal, Dr. Alexander Spachis, has reaffirmed the European Union’s support to Nepal for the Constituent Assembly election scheduled for November 19.
Ambassador Dr. Spachis said, “We have extended a wholehearted support for the elections and eagerly hope that the elections will be held as per the government decided timeline.”
Also, he said that there will be no gains but only negative impacts if the elections are postponed. Speaking at the same program, Minister for Foreign and Home Affairs, Madhav Prasad Ghimire, reiterated that the government is committed to hold the elections on November 19.
He acknowledged that the EU has been a friend in need for Nepal ever since the bilateral relation was established in 1973.
Meanwhile, the hunger strike staged by the Chairperson of Nepal Sadbhawana Party Sarita Giri, demanding delineation of constituencies on the basis of population, reservation of 33 per cent seats for women in the Constituent Assembly and arrangement for distributing citizenship certificates to Madhesi people, at Shanti Batika in the Capital entered the eighth day on Tuesday.
She is adamant to continue the hunger strike until her demands are met. Giri has been expressing reservations over the recent report of Constituency Delimitation Commission arguing that it is against the constitution. She said that Madhes has been allocated 50 percent of the seats in line with the population.
Likewise, Giri has also demanded that the six-point deal inked between High Level Political Committee (HLPC) and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum should be scrapped, saying that the deal is against the Madhesi people. The six point deal has paved the way for Upendra Yadav led Madheshi front join the election fray.
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