NAWALPARASI: At a time when the major political parties have been reiterating that the election of the constituent assembly would take place on November 19 as proposed by the government but rather than concentrating on the polls the parties have been limited to their lip services.
CPN-UML Chairperson Jhalanath Khanal has said that any other demands excluding the roundtable conference put forth by the CPN-Maoist would not be addressed.
Talking to journalists at Bharatpur Airport on Friday, while returning Kathmandy after attending a training program organized by his party in Nawalparasi, former Prime Minister Khanal said that a roundtable conference would take place soon with the participation of all the political parties.
He further clarified that the CPN-Maoist’s demand of scrapping the 11-point agreement, 25-point understanding on clearing the constitutional hurdles and dissolving the incumbent government could not be fulfilled. He also claimed that the four political parties would bring the CPN-Maoist on board. Formal and informal discussions with the CPN-Maoist are underway to rope them in the electoral process, said Khanal.
Meanwhile, talking to journalists in his home district, vice-chairperson of Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Paudel has said that his party will give election tickets to those party leaders who are faithful, altruistic in the party and are popular in the local level.
On a different note, Paudel said that the November 19 elections cannot be differed at any cost. Despite the claims from any side the polls will not be prorogued, Paudel said adding, “The one who opts out the polls will face further losses itself.”
Paudel reiterated that the Khil Raj Regmi-led government was formed to make the purported elections free and fair, so, the major parties will not compromise on the agenda of ouster of the Regmi led government. Poudel also claimed that environment is being conducive to on board the all political forces into election process.
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