Irked by dismal performance UCPN Maoist warns CA boycott

KATHMANDU: UCPN Maoist has warned to boycott Constituent Assembly following poor result in vote counting of second Constituent Assembly elections.

Party Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal, who also lost in Kathmandu’s constituency number 10, said that his party wont enter the CA if their request for reviewing vote is not considered by the Election Commission and other political parties.

“We wont participate in the CA, if our request for vote count review is not taken positively,” Dahal said during a press meet organized by the party in morning.

His statement came after the party became the third leading party in the ongoing vote count. As per the latest vote count, Nepali Congress has maintained lead in 17 out of 40 constituencies. CPN-UML has followed the NC with lead in 10 constituencies. UCPN-Maoist is leading only in 6 constituency. Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Democratic in 4. RPP-Nepal, MJF-Nepal and Sanghiya Sadbhawana Party have are ahead in one constituency each.

Dahal has lost election to Nepali Congress’s Rajendra KC in Kathmandu’s constituency number 10 by securing a total of 17,382 votes. He became third with 11,351 votes as UML candidate secured second position by securing 11,518 votes.

Following his uproar, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala issued a press release and has expressed confidence that the UCPN Maoist will embrace the election result and public mandate as a democratic insitution.

However, Dahal said that his party will soon call its central committee meeting to review existing condition and party’s future policy.