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NC leader Koirala for deferring CA poll to incorporate dissenting parties; UML forms election mobilizing committee


KATHMANDU: As the leaders of four major political parties have been making final preparations for the elections of the constituent assembly, Nepali Congress (NC) leader Sujata Koirala has opined that election date should be deferred to bring the dissenting 33-party-alliance into the election process.

Asking why the top leaders of major four political forces are scared to hold talks with them, the NC Central Working Committee member stated that consensus with the dissidents is a must to promulgate new constitution through the CA. Rather than being concerned about the non participation from the dissenting parties, the NC leader is venting his ire over not being recommended as the member of the Constituent Assembly.

According to her, holding the election ignoring the 33-party alliance has no meaning at all as such elections cannot draft the new statute. “So, all opposing forces should be brought into consensus by deferring the poll date and holding round-table,” the former deputy prime minister asserted.

She expressed her fury at not being recommended for contesting the Constituent Assembly (CA) polls from Morang constituency-1. She had lately intensified her activities to pursue her dream of standing in the elections from Morang-1, from where her late father Girija Prasad Koirala had won the 2008 CA polls.

The NC’s regional committee has recommended names of central leader and previous winner Amod Prasad Upadhyay from Morang constituency-1 along with Bishal Gautam and Jayanti Devi Das for direct electoral system, while Shiva Narayan Singh, Ram Narayan Mandal and Gulam Mahoddin, Kedar Nepali have been recommended for proportional system. Sujata had lost from Sunsari constituency-5 in the last CA elections.

“This time the position of Congress is good. But candidate with high chances of winning the polls should be selected,” she added. She further warned of great loss to the party in the elections if the NC did not make rectification from the central level.

Meanwhile, the CPN-UML Central Committee has decided to entrust the responsibility of Constituent Assembly election mobilizing committee to its Chairman Jhalanath Khanal.

The ongoing UML CC meeting on Monday formed a central election mobilizing committee under the coordination of Chairman Khanal. Influential leader KP Sharman Oli and party General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel both had been claiming the leadership of the election mobilizing committee .

Likewise, the meeting also constituted a three-member committee to iron out the differences seen in the Youth Association Nepal, UML’s youth wing.

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