Big guns want CA election on November 19 at any cost

KATHMANDU: Leaders of the high-level political committee (HLPC) have decided to hold the CA election on November 19 at any cost even without waiting for the CPN-Maoist.

Analysts believe that the major political parties want to remain at the helm of power by giving an exit to the Khil Raj Regmi-led government but this is not possible for them before the CA election.

They have stood against the idea of postponing CA election as demanded by the agitating CPN-Maoist.

Similarly, they would stand united against those active to foil the upcoming CA election.

However, the HLPC would continue its bid for talks and negotiations with the CPN-Maoist to bring them on board the election.

During the meeting, coordinator of the HLPC Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has proposed to stop the activities of former king Gyanendra Shah done just before the CA election. However, the leaders of the Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) opined to damn care the activities of Shah and not to panic from his visit.