Polls deferred due to fear of loss, says Nepal

Dhangadi, June 25

Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today accused the Nepali Congress and the CPN-Maoist Centre of deferring  local level elections in Province 2 due to fear of losing the polls.

Talking to mediapersons in Dhangadi, leader Nepal alleged, “The Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre postponed the local level elections in Province 2 realising they would end up third and fourth in the elections race”.

Madhesi people wanted the polls and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal had not agreed to defer.

The main reason leading to the postponement of local level elections was fear of loss, Nepal added. He claimed that his party would secure 56 per cent seats in the second phase of the civic polls.

Nepal further urged timely provincial and parliamentary polls to be conducted. He argued that only a stable government formed post-parliamentary and provincial polls, would provide impetus for the country’s development.

Nepal held that incumbent Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was not serious about democracy. He stressed the need to hold all three sets of elections to form a new stable government for  the prosperity of the country.