Maoists afraid of CA polls: Nepal

Itahari, September 4:

Minster for Education and Sports Pradip Nepal today said that the Maoists are afraid to take part in the election to constituent assembly.

He said this while speaking at a press conference organised by the Sunsari chapter of Press Chautari in Itahari.

“The Maoists are losing people’s faith,” he said adding that their activities show that they don’t want the CA polls to happen.

“No one can disrupt the CA polls and it will be held on time at any cost,” he said.

The Nepali Army (NA) can be deployed for the CA polls if all the political parties agree for this, he said.

“The NA has democratised and is helping the government. Therefore, it can be deployed for the polls. But it is not possible to deploy the Maoist People’s Liberation Army personnel for the polls,” he said.

He opined that it would be better if the election is held in two phases so that the government can make special security arrangement.

“The government is adopting a strategy of displacing violent groups in the Tarai by mobilising non-violent groups and this has shown some positive results,” he said.

“It is foolishness on the part of the Maoists to oppose the agreement reached between the government and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF).

The Maoists should understand that the pact was reached between the government and the MJF and not between Ram Chandra Poudel and Upendra Yadav,” Nepal said.

He also informed that the UN Mission in Nepal is casting doubt over the honesty of political parties in Nepal.

The recent blasts in Kathmandu have heralded the approaching of CA polls, he said adding that a cabinet meeting would be held soon to discuss the matter.

He also urged journalists to work for the publicity of CA polls.