‘NC-Maoist alliance frustrated after defeat in first and second civic polls’

Hetauda, August 30

Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today said his party’s victory in the first and second phase of the civic polls had dealt a serious blow to the electoral alliance of the Nepali Congress and the CPN-Maoist Centre.

Speaking at a programme organised by the CPN-UML’s student wing All Nepal Free Students’ Union at the Institute of Forestry Science in Hetauda, Nepal said his party had become victorious due to its stance on nationalism. “NC and CPN-MC’s position declined due to the UML’s nationalistic stance,” he added. He argued that the NC and CPN-MC had become frustrated due to his party’s soaring popularity across the country.

He commented that though the NC and the Maoists had forged an electoral alliance to defeat the UML they had failed to do so. “Now, the NC and Maoist Centre have no choice but to cry together,” he said.

Nepal said that though the UML was projected as anti-federalist and anti-Madhesi, his party was gaining ground by the day. “UML is projected as anti-Madhesi party over the statute amendment issue. But, the accusation has no ground and logic,” Nepal said. Nepal claimed that people would vote for his party in the third phase of civic polls and the parliamentary and provincial polls and make the CPN-UML the single largest in the country.