HLPC trashes CPN Maoist’s 4-point consensus proposal

KATHMANDU: The High Level Political Committee has denied to accept the four-point proposal forwarded by the CPN Maoist led 33 political party alliance for participating in the Constituent Assembly elections.

A meeting of the HLPC on Saturday evening denied the possibility of rescheduling the CA elections date stating that such an action would disturb the existing atmosphere.

The CPN Maoist had proposed to defer the November 19 CA elections for April in one of its four demands.

Similarly the meeting also denied to form a new government by dissolving the incumbent government or ask Chief Justice Khilaraj Regmi to resign from his post to retain the leadership of the incumbent transition government.

The HLPC members argued that any of the move were not possible stating that they would create constitutional void and thereby foil efforts to hold CA elections.

However the meeting has decided to assist the CPN Maoist and its allies to participate in the CA elections by easing off process for party registrations, voter list updating among others.

Speaking to journalist after the meeting, Nepali Congress leader Arjun Narshing KC, said an informal discussion will be held between the HLPC and the CPN Maoist led alliance to forge consensus before participating in the all party meeting summoned by the President on Sunday afternoon.