Decision to postpone Province 2 poll taken in presence of RJPN leaders, claims NC leader Yadav

Mahendra Yadav

KATHMANDU, June 17: The ruling party Nepali Congress leader Mahendra Yadav has claimed that the election in Province 2 was rescheduled in agreement with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal.

“Mahanta Thakur was there while reaching the deal,” he said while speaking during an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Saturday.

“Even the date of election was fixed in presence of RJPN leaders,” he claimed, “Therefore, election will be held at any cost. No power could disrupt it.”

“I don’t know why they are doing this,” he added.

The government during a meeting with RJPN leaders, on Thursday, decided to reschedule election in Province 2 and fixed it for September 18. But RJPN said that the decision was unacceptable as they were seeking poll deferral in all provinces until their demands are met.

He further claimed that RJPN will not be able to disrupt election as the election was postponed in their understanding. He added, “If they try to foil the election in Terai-Madhes, their own people will not give them any place in future.”

He expressed his confidence that RJPN will participate in the election at any cost. “The government is doing its best to make environment for RJPN to participate in election by addressing their genuine demands.”

“Nepali Congress is committed to give outlet to nation. RJPN will have to cooperate in conducting the local level election,” he added.

“After that Deuba government will hold election of province and federal level,” he further added.