Khanal predicts UML's first position in upcoming polls

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal said recent mass assemblies held across the nation under the party's Mechi-Mahakali Campaign proved that no any party could beat it in the upcoming elections.

Addressing a mass meeting in Bhumahi of Nawalparasi district as a part of the campaign on Sunday, the former Prime Minister said attempted attacks on his party and its leaders in some parts of the nation were results of the defeated mentality.

"Attacks have been attempted on us as UML was a strong force in the Madhes," he said, "We will take revenge on them in the elections. People will give the verdict and handle all demons who have come to the front in the name of Madhesi Morcha."

"The CPN-UML is ready to make any sacrifice for sovereignty, independence, nationality and unity in the nation."

Addressing the function, UML Standing Committee member Satya Narayan Mandal said Madhes-centric parties resorted to "criminal activities" of blocking other parties in the region after they could not compete with others politically.

"(They) want to climb up to the power by killing people to form bases for their politics."

Likewise, another Standing Committee member Chhabilal Bishwakarma said his party wanted to strengthen the national unity with the campaign.

Meanwhile, the party is holding another mass meeting in Rupandehi district headquarters Bhairahawa today, party's Central Publicity Department Secretary Bishnu Rijal informed in a statement.