CA polls may be hit: ANNISU-R

Kathmandu, January 29:

At a time when student leaders are advocating friendly Free Students Union election, the president of All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R)

said the upcoming election is likely to affect the Constituent Assembly polls.

“There are chances of confrontation during the FSU polls as the major two unions — Nepal Students’ Union (NSU) and All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (ANNFSU) will do what they can to win the polls,” said ANNISU-R president Lekhnath Neupane, adding that would certainly affect the Constituent Assembly polls.

Addressing a press meet organised to make the decisions of its fifth extended meeting public, Neupane said the ANNISU-R has proposed postponement of the FSU election, citing its adverse effect on the Constituent Assembly polls.

“We wanted that all the eight student unions come up with a common decision to postpone the FSU polls, but the other unions rejected the idea,” he said. “We are against any confrontation and want to concentrate on the Constituent Assembly polls,” he said, adding his union would not tolerate prohibited activities during the election.

Neupane said his union has no alternative other than to go for the election, claiming that the ANNISU-R would win in 61 constituent colleges of the Tribhuvan University.

The ANNISU-R has decided to form a 28-member FSU election main committee under the leadership of Neupane and different sub-committees, including election manifesto drafting, publicity, dialogue, finance management and volunteers management. Another seven-member committee under Neupane’s leadership has also been formed to draft suggestions for the election manifesto of the CPN-Maoist for the April 10 Constituent Assembly polls.

Neupane said a 6,733-member CA polls mobilisation committee has been formed and the student volunteers will be mobilised in the polls.

Meanwhile, the dispute between the NSU and ANNFSU-affiliated students over the

wall-painting at the outer walls of Tri-Chandra College, Ghantaghar, was resolved after

the former agreed to rewrite the slogans written by the latter yesterday.