KATHMANDU: Chairperson of the CPN-Maoist, the major alley of election opposing 33-party alliance, Mohan Baidya has said that High Level Political Committee’s treatment towards their party had forced them to boycott the upcoming the Constituent Assembly election.
Speaking in a program in the Capital on Friday, leader Baidya blamed the CPN-UML for barring Ashok Rai’s party, Gachchhadar barred Upendra Yadav’s party and UCPN-Maoist barred his party from sitting for talks.
“The new constitution is a must to institutionalize the achievements of Maoist’s people’s war and the second people’s movement,” he added. He also held the four parties in the HLPC responsible for the dissolved CA’s failure to promulgate a constitution. “Thus there is no hope that they would promulgate constitution from the next CA as well,” he added.
Baidya said the purpose of the roundtable conference was for determining the fundamentals of the constitution, and to forge consensus among all regarding nationalism and independence.
Baidya-led CPN-Maoist has been opposing the ongoing election preparation and has repeatedly warned to disrupt the polls if the parties went ahead with the election without addressing their demands.
Meanwhile, responding to the government’s call, the CPN-Maoist-led alliance of 33 parties on Friday ‘in principle’ decided to hold talks with the government to resolve the political differences regarding the Constituent Assembly elections. The meeting of the poll-opposing parties concluded that they are positive towards finding a way out through negotiation.
They, however, pointed out that the government has not clearly acknowledged the existence of the 33 parties in the letter that it sent. The meeting further concluded that the government should address the alliance of 33 parties to hold talks with it.
A statement issued on behalf of the alliance said that the meeting has assigned its taskforce to carry out necessary preparations for the talks. The leaders of four major political parties however saying that they will not accept the demand of poll opposing parties to defer the election of the constituent assembly and also to demand resignation of the Chief Justice led government.
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