No alternative to Regmi-led govt, Prachanda says

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has said that seeking alternative to the Regmi-led government would be an attempt to invite another political accident in the country.

“Time has not come to seek an alternative to Khil Raj Regmi-led government,” Prachanda said this after receiving a memorandum submitted by Reporters Club Nepal’s President Rishi Dhamala.

The UCPN (Maoist) Chairman opined that seeking alternative to the current government by the parties that agreed on the 11-point agreement and 25-point order was unfortunate.

Prachanda also revealed that date of the CA polls would be announced on Wednesday to hold the upcoming CA polls by third week of December.

“Agreement to this end has been made with Chairman of the Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi  this morning,” the UCPN (Maoist) supremo added.

He further said that the government was serious to announce the CA polls and the polls date would be announced on the Republic Day after forging consensus in the High-Level Political Committee in thorny issues relating to some legal issues for holding polls.

Prachanda also lauded the role of Reporter Club and its Chairman Dhamala for political consensus and urged to continue the Club’s campaign.

On the occasion, submitting the memo, Dhamala said the Club would pile pressure on political parties for forging consensus as consensus was a must to hold the CA in time in an amicable environment.

Earlier, the Club has also submitted memorandums to Chairman of the Interim Election Council Regmi, top leaders of different political parties including Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya and others.

Similarly, Dhamala urged Dahal to incorporate the voices of all dissenting political parties as their participation was also required for holding the polls.

Dhamala urged Dahal and top politicians to expedite process to ensure CA elections by December. He said that the Club would continue this initiative while handing over a memorandum to Dahal.