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President of the Nepali Congress (NC) Sushil Koirala

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..rights of the people should not be nipped in the bud in the name of political rivalry...

NEPALGUNJ: President of the Nepali Congress (NC), Sushil Koirala, has said that political parties, who have opposed the election process, will also be brought to consensus.

At a news conference organised by the Nepal Press Union, Banke, here today, Koirala said that no one has the right to go against the election, as it is a democratic right of the people.

He stressed that now everyone's interest should be in democracy and added that rights of the people should not be nipped in the bud in the name of political rivalry.

The NC President further said that the country would plunge into crises if the election to the Constituent Assembly (CA) was not held between October to December, after that rebellion of people would not spare anyone.

Responding to a query, Koirala said that the incumbent political mechanism would not be dissolved and added that the mechanism would resolve political issues.

He claimed that the NC would be in the first position in the upcoming CA election as Nepali people's trust is increasing towards NC.

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He seems to have conveniently forgotten that NC had asked Deuba not to conduct election and that NC had opposed election to the parliament and wanted the date expired parliament to be restored and later it had opposed the election being conducted by the King. Now he has the gal to say this. Whom does he think he is fooling. K. K. Sharma, Kathmandu

Koirala is speaking very venomously here. Anybody who has read these pages regularly knows that the NC and CPN-UML were against new CA elections for the longest time. As long as it suited their political ambitions and they had a chance for the PM post they were against elections as "unconstitutional". Only when it became clear that this was the only way to end the Maoist rule did the consensus change among the leaders. In fact, it changed so fast that the rank Suraj Rajbhandhari, Putali Sadak, Kathmandu

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