HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
DHULIKHEL: CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today said the country should hold the election of both local bodies and parliament simultaneously.
Speaking at his party’s programme in Kavre’s Bhakunde, Nepal said, “The country must go for the election of the both the local bodies and parliament and authorise the newly-elected government to make the new constitution.”
Nepal argued that contentious issues of the new constitution should be resolved through a referendum. On a different context, he warned of toppling Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai from the power through street protest after the rainy season.
“Nepali people will unseat Bhattarai in the same manner as they did to former king Gyanendra Shah in 2006,” Nepal added. He also urged the Bhattarai and UCPN-Maoist to sacrifice their partisan interest for national consensus.
Coming sown heavily on the UCPN-Maoist, Nepal accused the Maoist of promoting the culture of violence and destruction in the country.
Nepal alleged that Maoist had failed to put the communist ideology into practice. He also charged the Maoist of violating the past agreements by not returning the seized property during the insurgency to the rightful owners and not submitting the weapons verified by the UNMIN to the state.
In yet another context, the former prime minister said that it was not possible to hold the election of the new CA on November 22 in the prevailing the situation. He said that the dispute regarding carving out the federal states either along si
“Intra-party rift in the Maoist as to federal structure was equally responsible for the CA’s demise without promulgating a new constitution,” Nepal added. He, however, stressed on the need of forging consensus among the parties to give a way out to the country from the current political imbroglio.