Mahara for joint youth front for poll security

Nepalgunj, July 17:

Government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communication Krishna Bahadur Mahara today said eight political parties would form a joint front to counter the elements trying to foil the Constituent Assembly polls.

Speaking at a programme of the Union of Revolutionary Journalists Nepal here, Mahara said top leaders of the eight parties had concurred that they should jointly go to the areas affected by the Tarai agitation and attempt to address the issues there.

Mahara said the leaders agreed to begin political work jointly in the Tarai at the earliest. He added that since the administration alone cannot ensure security and maintain law and order during the CA polls, the presence of the joint front and its cooperation was necessary.

Mahara said it was essential to form a joint youth front of the eight parties and deploy it to help the security personnel during the poll.

Reacting to Prachanda’s remarks on the Young Communist League (YCL) cadres role in CA polls, Mahara said, “There aren’t enough security personnel. So, a joint youth front of the eight parties should be deployed besides the YCL.”

He also claimed that the palace, foreign forces and reactionary elements were trying to foil the CA polls.Referring to Home minister’s 15-day ultimatum to the Madhesi groups for talks, Mahara said, “Those agitating for political causes are welcome to come for talks, while those with vested agenda will be dealt with sternly.”About the People’s Liberation Army’s verification and rehabilitation, he said the Maoists would not agree to the DDR model (Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration).