‘Polls not possible without consensus’

Kathmandu, June 18

Chairman of CPN-Maoist Centre Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Saturday said that elections were not possible without consensus among major political parties.

Talking to reporters in Biratnagar today, Dahal said Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had not discussed the government’s time-bound action plan in detail.

“Local elections are necessary but environment for polls cannot be created without forging national consensus,” he said, adding that the main opposition party Nepali Congress should also be taken into confidence to hold the elections.

He said rewriting the constitution was impossible as demanded by the Federal Alliance as it could lead to constitutional and political crisis in the country.

Dahal, however, claimed that it was possible to fulfill the demands of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front and for that a national consensus government was necessary.

Meanwhile, a leader present at a programme in Biratnagar said Dahal warned the leaders and cadres that the achievements of movements so far could be lost if the country failed to implement the constitution.