Polls unlikely to be postponed: Deuba

DAMAK: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said on Tuesday that the local level elections would not be postponed at any cost, adding that the elections fever has already gripped the nation.

Addressing an election rally of Province 1 of the Nepali Congress in Damak of Jhapa, Deuba assured that the agitating Madhes-based political parties will be taken on board for the polls, which is necessary for the implementation of the Constitution.

Deuba said that the government wished to accommodate the aspirations of Madhes by reregistering the constitution amendment proposal in the parliament secretariat and added that the CPN-UML should also contribute to further create favourable environment for the polls.

Also speaking at the programme, NC leader Ram Chandra Poudel said that participation of all was needed in the polls, which in turn will implement the constitution, followed by the the institutionalisation of people's rights.

Likewise, party General Secretary Shashanka Koirala said that the elections would get relevancy  by incorporating the Madhes-centric parties in the polls, so building political consensus should not be delayed for the polls.

Similarly, leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that the nation would witness economic and social progress after the completion of the local level polls on May 14.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi said that holding all three-level of polls by January 21, 2018 was the incumbent government's major responsibility.

Leaders Shekhar Koirala, Min Bishwakarma, Bhishmaraj Angdambe, Nain Singh Mahar, Jit Jung Basnet, Uma Regmi and other leaders too expressed their opinion for making the local level polls a success.