NC ready to turnback from threshold stance

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader Gopal Man Shrestha has said that the NC was ready to be flexible from its stance of one percent threshold if the CPN-Maoist and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal would take part in the upcoming CA election.

“Our first priority is CA election. NC is ready to turnback from its stance of threshold if Baidhya and Upendra Yadav are not taking part just because of the threshold,” Shrestha said at an interaction organized by the Reporters Club today.

The program was chaired by Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala.

He also said that all should be even ready to expand the cabinet and high level political committee to bring the CPN-Maoist and MJF-Nepal on board the election.

He also condemned the government decision to upgrade the capacity of Trisuli 3 ‘A’ saying that this government was centered on other things except the election.

Also speaking at the program, CPN (UML) Vice chairperson Bidhya Devi Bhandari said threshold was needed to strengthen the democracy.

“Threshold was not introduced for nothing. Political parties had agreed on this provision. CPN (UML) will not turnback from this.”

Similarly, UCPN (Maoist) leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi said that the best way was to entrust the government to take decision on threshold.

“The four parties are not authorities to take all decisions. It is not necessary to be everything as they decided,” he said.

Rayamajhi also said that the NC and UML leaders are attempting to derail the upcoming election by raising many things after seeing nationwide wave in favor of the UCPN (Maoist).