PM says his government will hold fresh CA elections

Baburam Bhattarai Maoist leader

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said the fresh CA elections would be held by mid-June after a deal among the major political parties within two days. However, such deal as claimed by Prime Minister are not likely as the opposition parties have been taking to the streets for anti-government demonstrations saying that the current Maoist-led government was practising totalitarianism in the country.

The Prime Minister also claimed to hold the fresh CA polls by his government. “Talks among the parties are underway and consensus will be forged within one/two days. We are very near to consensus. My government will hold the CA elections,” the Prime Minister said inaugurating a program organized by the anti-corruption body Commission for the Investigation of Abuse and Authority in the capital today.

The Prime Minister, who is also the chief of the constitutional council, said that he was not able to make appointments in the CIAA despite his wishes. “The government brought an ordinance but that was not endorsed and failed to make appointments in the CIAA,” he said. The CIAA is marking its 22nd establishment day by organizing various programs across the country today.