Don't foster doubt about May 14 elections: PM to Maoist PP
The Himalayan Times
By THT Online
Published: 01:30 pm Mar 21, 2017
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal told the lawmakers of his party, CPN Maoist Centre, not to foster any doubt about the local level elections, scheduled for May 14.
In a meeting of the Maoist Parliamentary Party, the Maoist chairman dubbed those who question whether the elections will be held on May 14 'opportunists'.
"Election has already been announced. The entire country is gearing up for it," he said, while asking the Maoist lawmakers to make the local elections, being held after two decades, successful.
He briefed the Maoist PP about his efforts to bring the Madhesi parties on board the election.
He said the government was serious about addressing the concerns of Madhesi and indigenous communities, and efforts are being made to amend the Constitution, except the issue of demarcation of provincial boundaries, before the local level elections. According to him, a commission will be formed to delineate boundaries before the provincial and federal elections.
Also, Dahal informed the PP about his upcoming China visit and agendas.
It was the first meeting of the Maoist Parliamentary Party after Dahal went to lead the Nepali Congress-Maoist coalition government.
The PP will resume its meeting at 8 am on March 23.