‘Government not serious about holding polls’

Pokhara, September 11

Chairperson of the Development Committee of the Legislature-Parliament and CPN-UML central leader Rabindra Adhikari today argued that the incumbent government was not committed to holding polls as per the date stipulated by the erstwhile government led by KP Sharma Oli.

Speaking to journalists at a press meet organised by Press Chautari, Kaski, today, Adhikari said though the government had floated the idea of conducting polls, it is not committed to the same as it has not made public the date of polls so far.

“The state has to fix the date at least eight months before the polls. The government has done nothing significant though only seven months are left,” charged Adhikari.

Underscoring that the polls were important for proper implementation of the constitution, he said the CPN-UML was ready to extend its utmost support as the main opposition to the government for the polls.

He also urged the government to make public the poll dates within this week.

“All three local, federal and general elections have to be held within 17 months for effective implementation of the constitution, but the government has not been able to manage and mobilise staffers as per the federal structuring. If the government fails to hold polls within 17 months, all the political parties will be washed out,” he said.

Adhikari also urged the government to give continuity to the projects and plans launched by the former government.