PARSA: As the government and High Level Political Committee have been making hard efforts to bring all the dissenting groups on board for holding the elections of the Constituent Assembly on November 19, one of the major faction of the rival camp Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum-Nepal has ruled out the possibility of taking part in the elections.
Speaking at a Program in Parsa on Tuesday, chairperson of the party Upendra Yadav has ruled out the possibility of conduction of Constituent Assembly election in November at the existing state of affairs, saying three million people are still deprived of their voting rights.
Referring to the voters’ list update that concluded yesterday, the former deputy prime minister speculated that millions could have been left unregistered. “We will be forced to boycott if the government attempts to hold the polls excluding millions of voters,” he said.
He vented his anger over the Election Commission and claimed that the EC pushing the country towards regression by leaving three million eligible voters from registration. Yadav also stressed on the need for voting provision to Nepalis residing abroad, adding that no one should be deprived of their rights to vote.
The Election Commission (EC) has registered nearly 12.1 million voters as the deadline for registration expired on Monday. EC officials said they were yet to finalize the statistics and that they expected around 12.5 million votes in the new list The number of voters, as it appears in the new list, has gone down by almost 3 million from that of 2008 elections. 15.4 million voters were registered in the previous CA election. Many people did not register in the voter’s list being frustrated from the ongoing political stalemate of the country.
Meanwhile, addressing another program in Itahari, vice-chairperson of CPN-Maoist, CP Gajurel claimed that the Constituent Assembly election can only be held by government represented by all political parties after a round table conference by scrapping the 25-point and 11-point agreements.
He also claimed that there was no possibility of election of CA in the present situation. The election to be held by the present government will be no other than staging a drama, said Gajurel, adding there was no rationale of sitting for dialogue called by four-party syndicate.
Four major parties however rules out the possibility of dissolving the Chief Justice led government. They have been claiming that they would not fulfill the demands like dissolving the CJ led government and postponing the election date raised by the dissatisfied groups.
He also reiterated that they will not sit for talks with any pre-condition. He also argued that the incomplete constitution can be completed by a group of experts and can be approved from the representative council.
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