Nepali Congress main reason behind RJPN’s boycotting of the polls: Oli


KATHMANDU, July 28: KP Oli, Chairman of the main opposition party CPN-UML has accused the ruling party Nepali Congress (NC) of being the main reason behind Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN)’s boycotting the second round of the local level elections.

“NC is finding excuses to stop RJPN from participating in the election. NC thinks that RJPN’s participation in the polls could cut their (NC’s) votes,” said Oli while talking to media persons following his return a weeklong visit to Tibet.

“NC should not involve themselves in such dirty politics. I request them not to,” he added.

Former Prime Minister, Oli also warned the ruling party not to take the issue of constitution amendment lightly.

Reckoning that the legislature-parliament was transformed by the Constituent Assembly Election, he said, “The first amendment in the constitution has already addressed the demands of the dissatisfied parties.”

Commenting on the stance of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal not to participate in the election without the constitution amendment, he said the party should not devalue democratic practices for petty issues.

“The discussion on the amendment matter is possible after the conduction of election,” added Oli.

He further argued that the election of the members to the House of Representatives should be held before the provincial election and forewarned of difficulty in the implementation of constitution if the House of Representatives election could not be held on time.

The party would have no concern if both elections were organized simultaneously.
As per the constitutional deadline, the three-tier election shall be completed within January 21, 2018.