CPN Maoist leader demands constitutional round table conference

CPN Maoist Vice Chairman C P Gajurel with Reporters Club Nepal President Rishi Dhamala at the club on Thursday, September 5, 2013

KATHMANDU: CPN-Maoist Vice Chairman CP Gajurel has said that his party would not accept the proposed political rountable talks, if it is not provisioned constitutionally.

Speaking at the Reporters’ Club here today, Gajurel said that participating in a “private” round-table conference would yield no fruits due to lack of legitimacy.

Leader Gajurel also urged the President to facilitate the roundtable conference while speaking at the program presided by the Club’s President Rishi Dhamala.

However, he said that that four major political forces should ready to defer the November 19 elections if they opt the elections with consensus.

He further said that the contentions regarding the current government and poll date deferral could be sorted through the roundtable conference.

He claimed that the nation could face confrontation if the army is mobilized to hold the purported elections. “Nobody can support elections held mobisling army force,” he added.

Mobilising army is declaring state emergency, he said adding, “At that time the nation could not get elections but face confrontation.”