KATHMANDU: At a time when the four major political parties have been making their best efforts to bring poll opposing parties on board for holding the elections of the constituent assembly, the poll-opposing 33-party alliance has announced protest programs aimed at disrupting the elections of the constituent assembly slated for November 19.
They have declared protests mainly to obstruct the electoral candidates’ registration process for the upcoming Constituent Assembly polls. A meeting of 33 parties led by Mohan Baidya of CPN-Maoist took a decision to this effect today.
The programs include from submitting a memorandum to the President to regional mass meetings and Nepal bandh. Begining the fresh protest programs, the agitating bloc will ask the President tomorrow to help facilitate the round table conference.
After that, the alliance has announced to organize an interaction among political parties, civil societies and intellectuals in the capital. The alliance has also warned of organizing bandhs in different regions and all over the nation on different days by September 26. “Programs for after September 26 will be announced later,” read the statement issued by the alliance.
Earlier, talks with the 33 parties did not yield results, as they were adamant on postponing the November 19 elections. The four major parties said they were flexible during talks but were not able to accept the conditions of poll postponement and the change of government. Bothe the sides remained adamant to their stances like the poll opposing parties demanded ouster of the CJ led government and postponing the election while the major parties have been denying both the demands.
Meanwhile, the High Level Political Committee (HLPC) has decided to give continuity to talks and other initiatives focused on forging consensus with poll opposing parties including CPN-M and create an enabling atmosphere for them to participate in the Constituent Assembly election set for November 19.
The HLPC’s meeting held this morning at Maharajgunj-based residence of HLPC coordinator Sushil Koirala concluded that the talks with the dissenters will be continued. The meeting also reviewed all the negotiations made with dissenters and the preparations of the purported Constituent Assembly (CA) polls.
The meeting also called on Nanda Prasad Adhikari and his wife Ganga Maya Adhikari to end their hunger strike which they have been continuing since some time demanding action against Maoist activists involved in the conflict-era murder of their son in Chitwan district.
Earlier, the HLPC had concluded that the possibility of agreement with the 33-party alliance had ended as the latter stuck to the demand of postponement of the election date and dissolution of interim government and HLPC.
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