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Major parties for mobilizing Army for election; former CEC recommends to seal open border


KATHMANDU: As the poll-opposing parties have announced various protest programs to disrupt the elections of the constituent assembly slated for November 19 after their talks with the four major political parties failed, the leaders of major political parties have said that Army can be mobilized to ensure security of the elections.

Speaking at an interaction in the Capital, CPM-UML Secretary Shanker Pokhrel has opined that there is no hurdle in mobilizing the army in the Constituent Assembly election as the army integration process has already concluded. He further said that earlier the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) had prevented the army mobilization.

He further said that, a special provision could be made for those parties to register left out parties if they ensure their participation in the November 19 elections. Pokhrel said that agreement with the CPN-Maoist could not be forged as the latter did not accept existence of the incumbent government and the High Level Political Committee.

Similarly, leader of Nepali Congress Dr. Minendra Rijal claimed that no one could obstruct the upcoming polls for people are eagerly waiting for the second CA. He further added that the government is capable of ensuring security during the polls. He also warned that obstruction of the poll process would disrupt the democratic process of the country.

Likewise, Vice Chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Democratic Rameshwor Raya Yadav said that the election will be held on slated date even if CPN-Maoist boycotts it. According to him, the government should deploy army along with all others security agencies, if necessary, to maintain order during polls.

Meanwhile, Former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Bhojraj Pokhrel has suggested that 116 electoral constituencies with open border should be kept under special surveillance in view of the upcoming CA election.

Pokharel, who was leading the Election Commission during the first CA election, suggested the concerned bodies and the stakeholders to seal the open border during the period of election.

According to the statistics, as many as 50 people had lost their lives in the 485 political and election related activities during the first CA election , while 1,286 were injured and 116 abducted.

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