KATHMANDU: As the four major political parties decided to go for the elections of the Constituent Assembly without participation of poll opposing 33-party alliance and the government has expedited the electoral process, chairperson of CPN-Maoist Mohan Baidya said that his party is in favor of holding talks for taking part in the election.
Addressing a protest meet organized by poll opposing alliance, Baidya said they will strongly oppose the election, which is being held by sidelining the alliance. He reiterated that there is no option of opposing the poll, which is going to be held at present state. He however said that they will not take part in the election as election held in the present context would not draft the constitution, which is in favor of people.
Baidya said the dissident parties have garnered far better public support at the grassroots level than the major political forces that are still unable to launch their election campaigns. He warned the election candidates against campaigning by sidelining them. He also warned that they will draft the constitution from the street if the major political parties fail to bring them on board.
Addressing the same program fringe party leaders including CPN (United) General Secretary Pari Thapa, Federal Democratic National Forum General Secretary Khagendra Makhim and Pasang Thapa of the Social Democratic Party criticized the major parties for shunning talks while the CPN-Maoist had expressed commitment to contest the polls. They said the four parties were bent on isolating the Maoists by splitting their alliance.
Earlier in the day, cadres and supporters of the alliance took out rallies in the electoral constituencies of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur before converging at Khulamanch.