Prez Dr Yadav ‘to hold talks’ with Baidya

Kathmandu: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has reportedly said that he will hold talks with the poll opposing CPN-Maoist to withdraw its 10-day long bandha programme called from November 11 in a bid to foil the Constituent Assembly polls slated for November 19.
Meeting with a group of delegates including Nepal Citizen Forum chairman Himalaya Shamsher Rana, senior vice-chairman Umesh Mainali and Madhesi Citizen Society coordinator Ganesh Mandal this afternoon, President Dr Yadav said that he has planned to hold talks with CPN-Maoist chairman Mohan Baidya against the backdrop of rising anti-poll activities, terror created among the people due to the growing number of violence cases in the run up to the polls and bandha called by the 33-party alliance led by the CPN-Maoist.
“I will talk with Baidya soon to make the election success and I will also request him to withdraw the bandha programmes,” Rana told to nepalireporters.com quoting the President Dr Yadav as saying. According to Rana, President Dr Yadav told them that he was talking with Baidya internally to make him withdraw the bandha and also he is planning to hold a meeting with top leaders of the parties including Baidya prior to the polls date.
“CA polls should not be postponed as the preparation has almost completed. Deferring the poll date would amount to a suicidal move,” Rana said President Dr Yadav as quoting.
Meanwhile, former Chief Election Commissioner Surya Prashad Shrestha has met Baidya to urge the latter to call off bandha.