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President expedites consultation for timely poll; CPN-Maoist chair rules out conditional talks


KATHMANDU: As the proposed date of the elections of the constituent assembly is approaching, President Ram Baran Yadav has received briefing from Commissioners of the Election Commission about the preparations of the election.

During the meeting held on Sunday, the President mainly expressed concern about the election Code of Conduct. The commission said that it will enforce the Code of Conduct from Monday onward. The Code of Conduct will be brought to make the upcoming November 19 polls free, fair and credible, according to the Commission.

The Code of Conduct limits monetary expenses for an individual candidate and political party, further defining terms and conditions for the use of vehicles and helicopters. Details of the Code of Conduct are scheduled to be released Monday. The government is yet to bring agitating parties to the talk for holding the elections of the constituent assembly.

The President also held discussion about the ongoing political situation and the elections of the constituent assembly with Coordinator of the High Level Political Committee, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also the chairperson of UCPN-Maoist.

During the meeting the President urged him to be serious for creating the environment for elections rather than being engaged in the small partisan interest. Stating that the major political parties have been involved in intra-party rift rather than concentrating on the elections, President Yadav expressed concern that such move of the political parties might push the country towards further conflict.

President also urged him to ensure that the election would take place on November 19 and urged him and all the major political parties to assure general people that the elections is taking place on time. In reply Prachanda informed that discussion has started with dissenting parties and they will work hard for creating conducive environment for poll.

Meanwhile, addressing a program in Birgunj on Sunday, CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya said that his party is ready to sit for unconditional talks with the government. Baidhya made it clear that his party has taken formal appeal made by the government and HLPC positively. Baidhya, however, expressed his dissatisfaction over the language of the letter sent by HLPC Coordinator Pushpa Kamal Dahal to the 33 poll-opposing parties including CPN-Maoist to come to the table for negotiation.

He further went on to say that the Constituent Assembly election CA) scheduled for November 19 is impossible. According to him, the CPN-Maoist has consistently been opposing the forthcoming election with an intent to institutionalize the democracy. Moreover, he made it clear that an all-party round table conference is the only way to bail the country out from the existing crisis.

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