CA polls sure despite CPN-Maoist’s unwillingness to take part, leaders say

KATHMANDU: Leaders of major political parties have said that CA elections were sure to happen though the dissenting Baidhya-led CPN-Maoist and other fringe parties were not ready for the historic political course.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by Reporters Club on Monday, they also ruled out the chances of dissolution of the current government, high-level political committee and formation of interim government through a roundtable conference.
Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala presided over the program.

On the occasion, spokesperson of UCPN (Maoist) Agni Prasad Sapkota said elections would be conducted despite no participation of CPN-Maoist as elections were the need of the hour to end the political crisis.
Sapkota warned nonexistence of the CPN-Maoist if the leaders of the party underestimate the historic necessity of CA polls.
He also said that the high level political committee would be elaborated instead of scrapping it.

Similarly, CPN (UML) leader Raghuji Panta said the only one option to the ongoing political deadlock was CA polls.

He went on to say that the UML would deploy its cadres against those obstructing the voters’ registration lists.

He reiterated that the UML would forge an alliance with the Nepali Congress in the upcoming elections to get a clear majority to draft a democratic constitution.
Also speaking at the same program, Nepali Congress leader Dip Kumar Upadhyay said that CA elections would be conducted at any cost as people are desperately waiting for ballot to choose their representatives.

On the occasion, Chairman of Rastriya Madhes Samajbadi Party Sarad Singh Bhandari said his party would take part in the elections. “We are in favor of elections. Elections are celebrations for democratic forces,” he added.

Likewise, joint general secretary of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party Jitendra Sonal said maximum efforts should be made to bring the CPN-Maoist on board to elections. “But, elections would not be halted if they are not ready to face polls,” he added.