KATHMANDU: As the government announced election of the Constituent Assembly for November 19, it is still uncertain whether the election would take place on the same date of not as the agitating parties are yet to agree on the poll date.
However, political parties have intensified their campaign for the CA polls. Addressing a program organized to welcome newcomers to the party Chairperson of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal, Kamal Thapa , has said that the election held in only free and fair atmosphere would result in true people’s mandate and help in strengthening people’s sovereignty.
Thapa pointed out for the need of unity among the nationalist forces to end growing foreign interference. Further, he said none could thwart the CA polls as the people’s enthusiasm has grown positively towards election.
As many as 70 persons from different parties entered the RPP-Nepal. Chairperson Thapa welcomed them in the party. RPP-Nepal is holding discussion with other pro-royalist parties for electoral alliance with the objective of reinstating constitutional monarchy in the country. The party has been advocating for reinstating constitutional monarchy and maintaining Nepal as a Hindu Kingdom among others and has been demanding to call referendum for the same.
Meanwhile stating that Constituent Assembly election would be meaningless without participation of agitating parties, CPN-UML General secretary Ishwor Pokharel has said that the four political parties should be ready to hold discussion on any demands of the agitating parties.
“Their demands seeking Regmi’s resignation from the post of chief justice and citizenship agenda could be discussed, but the polls will still be held under the Regmi-led government,” he clarified.
Stating that there was no possibility of talks if the parties were dead set to boycott the election, he underlined the need of early talks with the dissenting parties by mid-July in view of the fast approaching date of the CA polls.
He also added that CA poll is necessary to galvanise the nation’s politics and constitutional drafting process into action.
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