Lack of preparedness blamed for CPN-MC’s dismal poll performance

Sindhulimadhi, July 31

CPN-Maoist Centre Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said his party had failed to emerge victorious in many local units in the first and second round of civic polls because the party leadership could not reach the people’s doorsteps.

Attending an interaction with party leaders and cadres to prepare for the upcoming third round of civic polls in Province 2, Dahal said his party’s performance was poor due to the lack of adequate striving in the first and second phase of local polls.

“The key factor for the huge loss in the first and second round of polls is insufficient exercise and lack of hard work. Had we started striving one year ago, we would have emerged as the most powerful force in the elections,” said Dahal, in Sindhuli today while he was on his way to Janakpur.

Dahal, who is also the former prime minister, said his party was preparing to take up the key concerns of the public as the party’s main election agenda. He also said there could be a stable government that would ensure good governance in the country if a directly elected prime minister is given executive power to rule the country.

Dahal also said the parties were holding discussions with the Election Commission on holding provincial and parliamentary elections simultaneously. “The Election Commission will fix the polls date after all the necessary things are arranged,” said Dahal.