UML to participate in PM election but won't vote for Deuba: Rawal

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Vice-Chairman Bhim Rawal has said that the party would participate in tomorrow's Prime Ministerial election at the Legislature-Parliment and would cast their votes against Nepali Congress' PM candidate Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Speaking at an interaction programme organised by the Reporters Club in the Capital on Monday, Rawal said UML would accept the Supreme Court's decision on the issue of torn ballot papers of the Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19.


He also reiterated that UML will not obstruct the Prime Ministerial election in the Parliament on Tuesday.

The main opposition party CPN-UML has been obstructing the house sessions against the Election Commission's decision on June3 to hold the re-polling of the Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19.

Earlier, a total of 90 ballot papers were torn beyond discernibility, allegedly by two Maoist representatives on May 29 midnight during the counting of votes.

Former DPM Rawal accused, "Ruling government was behind tearing the ballot papers in Chitwan incident; they have not only torn the ballot papers but also played with people's feeling".

He also expressed that UML will not join the government.

Leader Rawal also urged the government to create a free, fair and fearless election during the second phase of local level elections in the remaining 43 districts in Province number 1, 2, 5 and 7 on June 28 for selecting local representatives.

He also lamented government decision of frequent postponement of the polls date for the second round of local level elections.

Meanwhile, leader Rawal said that the constitution amendment and increasing local units in the Terai region would not be endorsed at the moment.