Pokhara, November 7
The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal argued that the removal or appointment of provincial governors did not fall under the scope of election code of conduct.
“The governors were supposed to change with the change of the government, but as they didn’t put in papers even two years after we formed the government, we had to remove them,” said Dahal while addressing a press conference organised by an NCP committee in Pokhara today.
On a different note, the ruling party leader clarified that the government would not accept border encroachment by India. “We’ve protested India’s new map by issuing a statement and we won’t accept if India unilaterally publishes its map by putting our territories in it,” he said, calling on the entire citizens to stand united for border
Dahal reiterated his party’s commitment to prosperity and development of the country. “We’re committed to development and prosperity of the country, but we need other political parties’ help and cooperation as well,” he said.
He added it was the responsibility of the government, the Election Commission and all political parties to hold elections in a fair manner.
A version of this article appears in print on November 08, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.