Parties responsible to make election a success, Chairman Regmi says

30 June, KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Interim Election Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi has said that political parties and people should play leading roles to make the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election a success adding that the government was only the facilitator.

Speaking at the Third National Conference of Ex-MPs’ Forum and 55th MPs Day, Regmi also compared the success of upcoming CA election to the success of political parties.

He said, “Election is democracy’s backbone and foundation pillar. Parliament has become a compulsory body in the world whatever the ruling systems are.”

On the occasion, Chairman Regmi pledged a free, independent and fair election, recalling that this government was formed with a single agenda of holding the CA election.

Chairman Regmi also urged the former MPs for their support to make the election a success.

Forum’s Chairman and former Speaker Taranath Ranabhat said the erstwhile CA was dissolved in an artificial manner and added that the parties should make clear about the reasons of CA dissolution before heading to next CA election.

During the program, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Hari Kumar Neupane, Chief Secretary Leela Mani Poudyal, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yang Haulan and Russian Ambassador to Nepal Dr Sergey V. Velichkin, among others were present.