Earlier agreements could be changed if agitating parties come of board CA election: Dr Mahat

Ram Sharan Mahat

4 August, KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader Ram Sharan Mahat has said that major political parties were flexible to change the 11-point agreement and 25-point order to bring the agitating parties in November 19 CA election.

Speaking at an interaction at the Reporters Club, the NC leader, “We are ready to show flexibility in 11-point agreement and 25-point order if the agitating parties are ready to hold election on November 19.”

He also added that environment for election was made and the CPN-Maoist was willing to join the election process.
During the program chaired by Club’s Chairman Rishi Dhamala, Dr Mahat said all issues relating to CA election will be resolved within a week. “Otherwise, we have no time,” he clarified.

Mahat also added that decisive talks should be held within a week with the agitating parties. “There is no relevance of talks that would not be finalized within a week,” he warned.

Likewise, UCPN (Maoist) leader Barsha Man Pun said all parties would join the election process if the issues of proportional representation was settled.
He said the Maoist party was ready either to maintain 601-size of the CA or increase the seats under the proportion quota. He also said that all political parties were hurried to take part in the CA election after the Election Commission announced the election schedule.

“People, international community and most of the parties in Nepal have wished for November 19 CA poll,” he added.

Also speaking at the interaction, CPN (UML) leader said that demand for time to update the voters’ namelist is an attempt to foil the November 19 poll reasoning that the earlier given time for the same was enough.

The UML leader also accused the UCPN (Maoist) of postponing the CA election by provoking the Madhesi Morcha.

However, the UML leader said that the UML was not in favor of changing the 11-point agreement and 25-point constitutional difficulties removing order promulgated by the President.