During the meeting, Khanal reiterated that the elections will be held on November 19 as planned. Khanal also said that after the recent agreement with Front led by Upendra Yadav a positive environment for elections has emerged and that the increase in proportional seats has also assured better representation of women, Dalits and other minorities.
Bodde conveyed the US government’s appreciation at the progress in the democratic exercise in Nepal. He also praised the works done by Election commission in preparation for the upcoming elections.
Meanwhile receiving a memorandum from the Reporters Club Nepal on Monday, the UML stalwart made it clear that there will not be any compromise regarding the deferral of Constituent Assembly (CA) elections date and change of government leadership.
Khanal also said that talks will not free the country out of crisis and stressed for focusing on election by ending the talks with the poll-opposing parties. Election is the only way out of crisis, he said. He called on the poll-opposing 33 political parties to participate in the CA polls in view of the crisis facing the country and advised the parties to take up the issues of disagreements before the people through the election.
He rubbished the media reports on the possibility of rescheduling the election, and expressed his confidence that election will be held on November 19. “Election can never happen if it fails to happen in November,” Khanal stated, charging that the ones who want to change the election date support the regressive forces.
Commenting on the differences in the party’s youth wing Youth Force Nepal, Chairman Khanal warned of taking action against the “goons and unruly cadres and leaders” of the party’s sister organisations who do not stick to the party’s political line.
Moreover, Khanal informed that the party will focus on the November 19 polls after preparing the poll strategy through party’s Central Committee meeting soon.
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