Rescheduling election will not solve the Madhes grievances: Chakra Pani Khanal, PM Chief Political Advisor

Posted 2017/03/17

Chakra Pani Khanal, Reporters' Club Nepal

KATHMANDU, March 17: Chief Political Advisor of Prime Minister Chakra Pani Khanal said that postponing the election would not solve the Madhes grievances.

“The government is committed to bring all the parties including agitating Madhes-based parties on board the election by forging minimum understanding. We have been holding discussions and meeting with Madhesi Front’s leaders to find consensus. People from villages to villages have become excited about the upcoming local poll. New federal structures have already been implemented. In as such situation, postponing election will the not solve any problems, neither will it address the Madhes grievances,” he said speaking during an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal today.

He added, “The government will not ignore the voices of Madhesi people. Their problems will be addressed, and Election will be held on May 14.”

Khanal viewed that postponing election or rescheduling to start discussion to address the Madhes grievances would only create limitless series pushing election to uncertainty. “Let’s not talk about postponing election as it is certain,” he added.

He also stated that the government would hold discussion with the main opposition CPN-UML and find resolution to the ongoing political disputes.