Madhav Nepal claims Maoists don’t want fresh CA poll

CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal

CHITWAN: CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that the UCPN (Maoist) was not for fresh Constituent Assembly (CA) elections though it is claiming to form an election government outwardly.

The Maoists are just wishing to capture the judiciary, leader Nepal said at a program in Chitwan today. “The UCPN-Maoist is just trying to dragging the Chief Justice into controversy,” he added.

The leaders of other parties were also pulled into Maoist agenda of forming the CJ-led election government and that democracy in the country was pushed into crisis.

UML leader Nepal directed the UML party cadres to be united to exert pressure to the current government for election urging them not to believe that the UCPN-Maoist would go for election in this situation.

However, spokesman of UCPN-Maoist Agni Prasad Sapkota said consensus could not be forged as Nepali Congress and CPN-UML were not in favor of elections.

At a regular meeting with the press organized at party headquarters, Sapkota said   consensus could not be forged as parties failed to reach a reach agreement in political issues rather than technical ones.

He accused the NC and UML leaders of engaging in entangling the issue rather than  resolving problems,  but that his party was working with the intention of  holding fresh elections by mid-June.