Prachanda says Baidya’s alliance cannot defer CA elections

RAUTAHAT: UCPN Maoist Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda has claimed that the agitating 33 party alliance led by the CPN Maoist cannot defer Constituent Assembly elections slated for November 19.

“The High Level Political Committee (HLPC) and the government are in favour of reaching an agreement with the dissenters,” he said.

“Even if the Mohan Baidhya-led alliance refuses polls, the slated polls will not be deferred, Dahal said.

“If they opt to boycott polls, they will be boycotted by the people.”

Speaking with journalists here, Prachanda said that the CA elections will be held on the slated time and added that efforts to bring all agitating parties into the mainstream will continue parallel.

He said that that the international communities are in favour of polls, Dahal claimed that the polls will not be differed ‘merely by protest.’

“People are in favour of polls, and the election fever has gripped the nation already,” Dahal said, adding that those resorting against the people’s aspiration will be ‘finished’.