Poll postponement depends on major parties’ consensus

KATHMANDU: Tourism Minister Ram Kumar Shrestha has said that the incumbent government was ready postpone the CA election scheduled for November 19 if the political parties forge consensus.

At a program organized by the Reporters Club to honour Kul Bahadur Shahi on Wednesday, Minister Shrestha said, “We will not stick to power if the four political parties forge consensus.”

Shahi has set the record by visiting the country by running.

Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala presided over the program.

Minister Shrestha reasoned that the upcoming election will not be disturbed just by boycotting the poll from one/two political parties.

He also said that the CPN-Maoist will take part in the election after holding talks.

Saying that replacement of the government and resignation of Chiarman Khil Raj Regmi from the post of Chief Justice is not possible, Shrestha said Regmi himself should decide for his resignation from the post of Chief Justice.

He also claimed that preparations for CA election were almost over, technically and legally as well.

On the occasion, Club’s Chairman Dhamala said the state should honor athlete Shahi. He also assured continued support from the side of Reporters Club to Shahi.

Likewise, Shahi complained that the state was not supporting for his effort.