NC won't forge electoral alliance with UML: Leader Mahat

KATHMANDU: Former Foreign Minister and Nepali Congress leader Prakash Sharan Mahat has said the party will not forge an electoral alliance with the main opposition CPN-UML in upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.

Speaking at an interaction programme organised in the Capital on Monday, Mahat said NC will forge alliance with the forces in favour of the constitution amendment.

"NC itself is capable in contesting the elections, however, party would forge alliance with the parties of similar ideology, and as per the requirement of the local level," Mahat added.

He also accused UML of bringing social disharmony in the society as it has different opinion in the constitution amendment bill. "NC will contest healthy competition with the UML," Mahat stressed.

"NC-CPN Maoist Centre electoral alliance will remain intact, forces trying to dispel will be defeated themselves," Mahad added.

He also said the Parliamentary Board would be formed within a day or two and expressed hope that the nominations from the districts for the upcoming polls would be finalised by tomorrow.

Party would take stern action for failing to provide the nominations on stipulated time, Mahat warned.

Similarly, UML Secretary Pradeep Gyawali said the party would field chair person KP Sharma Oli as the Prime Minister in upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.

Central Committee meeting would finalise on the issue, Gywali shared.

However, UML has decided to forge electoral alliance with the political forces sharing same idologies to maintain political stability in the nation.

Leader Gywali clarified that the UML is capable of contesting in the elections on its own, UML has faced such electoral alliances and would try to breach anyone consensus.

Likewise, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal co-chairman Rajendra Shrestha clarified that party won't forge any unnatural alliance with any other political parties in the upcoming elections.

He also clarified party won't forge electoral alliance with UML as the main opposition party struggled to accept federalism in the nation.

Meanwhile, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal General Secretary Manish Suman said they will forge alliance with the parties focusing on Madhesi issues as their primary goal. He also clarified that RJPN would forge alliance with the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal.

He further said party has not ruled out of forging electoral alliance with other parties in favour of constitution amendment.