CHITWAN, May 10: Nepali Congress leader and Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand has said the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) had to come together for the implementation of the constitution.
Talking to journalists at Bharatpur Airport today, he explained that the Nepali Congress and the CPN (Maoist Centre) had to enter into electoral alliance in some places for the upcoming local-level elections because the responsibility of enforcing the constitution promulgated under the Nepali Congress’ leadership has now also fallen on the Congress’ shoulders.
He stated that since the NC is a democratic party it has participated in the election collaborating with another democratic party.
Leader Khand added that the future electoral alliance would be struck only with the CPN (Maoist Centre) as per the need of the time, urging the party cadres to follow the party’s decision even to save the party’s credibility although the decision might seem to be unpalatable.
He defended the electoral alliance with the Maoist Centre for managing the conflict seen at present in the country and for protecting the national unity by enforcing the constitution.
Defence Minister Khand insisted that the Army has been deployed in the election keeping in view the security of the election as it is an important security organ of the government. RSS