Nepal sees UML’s victory in CA polls

Kathmandu, January 13:

General secretary of the CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that his party is likely to win a majority of seats in the constituent assembly elections scheduled to be held in June.

“The way the people are showing an overwhelming support to our party’s policy of establishing a democratic republic, the party may win a majority of seats in the constituent assembly polls,” he said.

He made this claim while seeing off around 200 cadres at the party headquarters at Balkhu for Piskar, Sindhupalchowk to pay condolences to the family members of those killed by the then Panchayat government 23 years ago.

Ili Thami and Bir Bahadur Thami of Piskar village were shot dead while dozens injured when police opened fire on a gathering of people observing the Maghe Sankranti along with a progressive cultural show. Five locals died within four months due to the torture meted out by police. Nepal said the eight political parties were determined to hold constituent assembly

elections in June and the first meeting of the constituent assembly will declared the country a republic. He expressed satisfaction that other Leftist forces had also indirectly accepted that the UML’s People’s Multiparty Democracy is the correct policy to lead the country towards prosperity.

Meanwhile, UML’s standing committee meeting held this morning finalised the names of 10 nominees — Parbati Chaudhary, Rima Nepali, Shanti Pakhrin, Parodevi Yadav, Jayanti Rai, Rijwan Ansari, Chudamani Jangali (Bishwokarma), Bamdev Gautam, Jhala Nath Khanal and Amrit Kumar Bohara — for the interim legislature-parliament.