HLPC begins serious discussion Post election scenario

Kathmandu: High Level Political Committee (HLPC) has begun serious discussions regarding the post election scenario from today.
At the meeting held at the Peace Fund Secretariat, Babarmahal, the political parties have put forth their individual views regarding the Constituent Assembly (CA) results though they are of the opinion that the political parties should find an outlet to the current political crisis through consensus.
During the discussion, the political parties including the Unified CPN (Maoist), that have weaker presence in the CA in view of the CA election result, claim institutional and structural irregularities in the election and demanded that a high level probe committee be formed to investigate in this regard. Similarly, the Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) that stood in the first and second position in the election, said raising question over the CA election that concluded with exemplary participation of the general public would have no rationale.
The UCPN (Maoist) and some other parties put forth their stances to investigating irregularities before the first meeting of the CA while Nepali Congress and UML presented their logic that the issues should be discussed in the sovereign CA and draw a conclusion from there.
Emerging from the meeting, Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, said his party has not boycotted the Constituent Assembly and peace process but raised questions over the ‘irregularities’ in course of the CA election.
Chairman Dahal said the political parties have begun talks regarding the post election scenario from today and expressed his confidence that they would forge some understanding by the next meeting.
Similarly, General Secretary of the UCPN (Maoist), Posta Bahadur Bogati said his party has proposed formation of a probe committee to investigate the irregularities in the election, forging consensus among the political parties that are for peace process and for the socio-economic and political transformation.
Almost all political parties are for forging consensus but they have differences of opinion in the process.
NC Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel said however that there was no possibility of being positive at all on forming a probe committee on the so-called election rigging.  Even if issues on certain constituencies could be taken up, raising questions on overall election is not rational, he said.
CPN-UML leader Bhim Rawal said leaders put forth their views but no conclusion was drawn.But all agreed that consensus should be sought and conflict should not be invited, he added.