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NC and UML agreed to continue on electoral ordinance; informs Regmi about their decision


KATHMANDU: At a time when the major political parties Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have been facing criticism for running after the Maoist’s agenda, leaders of Nepali Congress and UML have discussed contentious issues of the proposed election ordinance, and decided not to compromise on past agreements.

The meeting of two parties agreed to stitch to the earlier agreement of enforcing the one percent threshold for the seat under Proportional Representation System and retaining the 491 seat in the new constituent assembly. The parties have also agreed to endorse the election ordinance not allowing criminal case convicts to file candidacy.

The issues have created a rift among the major political parties and delayed the enactment of the crucial legislation for holding the elections of the constituent assembly. Political parties, including the UCPN-Maoist have been demanding that the contentious provisions be revised and there should be no threshold for the PR seat.

The two parties held discussion with a view to come up with a common stance on the contentious issues following the pressure from the UCPN-Maoist and Madhesi Morcha to remove the provision of threshold and to allow the former convicts to contest the polls.

Talking to journalists after the meeting, NC Vice-president, Ram Chandra Paudel informed that it is against the constitution to say CA election was possible as per the old election laws. He said the meeting also demanded that all the political appointments made during the Dr. Baburam Bhattarai led government be scrapped.

Meanwhile the leaders of both the parties have called on Chairperson of the Interim Election Government and informed the decision of both the parties. The leaders and Regmi discussed about the new date for the election of the constituent assembly and electoral laws among others.

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