Big parties univocal on holding elections on slated date


KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The major three political parties have been univocal on holding the upcoming election of House of Representatives and of Provincial assemblies on the announced dates.

During a meeting held at Prime Minister’s office, Singha Durbar on Thursday, the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) reiterated on holding the coming elections on the scheduled date of November 26 and December 7.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, in the meeting, denied the reports that government was postponing elections and added that he was committed to holding the election at any rate, according to UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, who also attended the meeting.

All of them were of the same stand on discouraging the activities that affect the election.

Similarly, senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, however, said his party proposed to formulate the National Assembly election act based on the single transferrable votes, while the UML took stand of formulating the law based on the majority of votes.

Poudel further said his party put forth such proposal as the National Assembly could be swayed by any party that garners majority. The Assembly is a proportional and inclusive body.

The meeting was attended by PM Deuba, UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and MC Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Meanwhile, UML leader Subash Nembang said he put forth the view in the meeting that ministers from the Maoist Centre should not be dismissed against the election code of conduct. RSS