Oli suspects govt doesn't want any election

POKHARA: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli claimed the incumbent government did not want to hold any of the elections.

The main opposition leader also said his party, therefore, would pressure the government for polls announcement and make the intention fail.

"If this government does not hold elections," Oli said, addressing his cadres in Pokhara of Kaski district today, "The UML will announce polls and conduct them."

Oli interpreted that the government prioritised the Constitution amendment over the endorsement of election-related bills as it was planning to delay the polls.

"Please withdraw the amendment bill and let us move ahead in consensus."

He argued that the amendment proposal tabled by the government was meaningless and unnecessary.

"This does not benefit anyone. It instead spoils the Constitution," he said, "Please, do not keep people in illusion."

"The Constitution is very democratic and we do not have any alternative to implementing it," he appealed to leaders of other parties, "Let's implement the Constitution with elections. Then, we will amend the Constitution whenever necessary."

Speaking at the same function, the party's senior leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said plots were being hatched to lead the nation towards disintegration.

"People from mountains, hills and plains should move ahead in unison," he said, "Unity and harmony among people are the foundations of Nepal."