UML won’t accept CA poll date after mid-June: Nepal

Palpa, March 6:

CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal today said that his party would not accept if the constituent assembly (CA) polls is scheduled for any day after mid-June.

Addressing a press meet organised by Palpa chapter of the Press Chautari Nepal in Tansen, Nepal said: “Some forces are trying to thwart the CA polls fearing that their existence would be over after the result of the CA polls.”

He added: “The present government is ‘sick’ so its functioning is being delayed and more complexities have grown up in the nation.”

Nepal said the government was just trying to delay formation of the interim government on the pretence of Maoist weapons.

“The foreign forces can obstruct the CA polls if leftist parties tried to be united. So the unity among leftists is impossible at the earliest. However, there could be solidarity over the issue of the CA polls,” Nepal said. “The interim constitution does not mention anything about punishing the King and therefore the UML forwarded a proposal seeking provisions to impeach the King. If any UML leader disagrees with the idea of impeaching the king, then it would be the concerned person’s private remark, not the authentic concept of the UML,” he said.

A report from Bhairahawa quoted Nepal today as flaying the Maoists’ allegation that he is trying to protect the king. Talking briefly to the media persons at Gautam Buddha airport, he said: “I pity the Maoists’ thinking.”