Only date announcement does not ensure polls: Deuba


DADELDHURA: At a time when different political parties are asking the government to announce the CA polls date, Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has refuted the idea saying that only date announcement does not ensure timely polls.

Deuba who arrived in his home district today said the date should be declared just three months before the elections as the nation could not bear heavy expenses in the name of elections. 

The former Prime Minister Deuba said the current government was a party government as it was formed by forging consensus among the political parties.

Deuba also said it was not good to elect senior leaders by making an election alliance, but the number of CA members should be as few as possible.

NC leader Deuba said the new CA elections would be held within November at any cost and it would make the NC a major party in the CA.

Talking about the appointment of Lokman Singh Karki, Chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), he said it is not good to be biased against anybody in democracy.