JANAKPUR: Although the major political parties and the government failed to find consensus with 33-party alliance led by CPN-Maoist, UCPN-Maoist chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that Constituent Assembly elections will never happen in Nepal if they are not held on the stipulate date, November 19.
Speaking at an interaction organized by pro-Maoist, ABC Television Dahal said that the upcoming election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) should be taken as a historic occasion.
Stating that there was no reason for stalling the election for the reason of the CPN-Maoist not participating in it, he urged all not to doubt on the election as the major political parties, the government and the Election Commission are in favor of the election .
“We have to conduct the second CA polls at any cost, as we will not get the third chance to constitute another CA. Time is running out for November 19 elections. It is better we focus on it rather than engage in fruitless talks,” he said hinting at the ongoing talks with Baidya’s 33-party alliance.
On a different note, Dahal acknowledged that big mistakes and weaknesses had occurred as they tried to carry out works in a rash manner rather than using rationale. He said mistakes were committed due to the ego of being the largest party on the basis of votes in the previous CA election. He also made it clear that the new CA will prepare the draft of the constitution in six months and it will be promulgated within a year.
The Maoist chairman, who recently announced this plan to contest the upcoming elections from a Mithila constituency, maintained that the elections will not stop even if the Mohan Baidya-led CPN-Maoist does not participate.
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