Oli, Dahal appeal not to create illusion over the polls

Dahal and Oli. Picture: The Kathmandu Post

Kathmandu—CPN-UML chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-MC chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda appealed all the concern sides not to create any illusion and dilemma against the upcoming federal and provincial polls slated for November November 26 and December 7.

Holding a press meet in Kathmandu today, both the leaders said that the Election Commission, Nepal Government, political parties and Nepali people have a common responsibility of holding a polls in free, fair and peaceful manner. They further added that as there is moving election process ahead, nobody has right to create hurdle and obstruction against the polls.

Issuing a joint press release on behalf of left alliance forged few weeks ago, Oli and Dahal mentioned that the democratic process would be weak and the democratic process obstructed if the polls was affected. They also expressed dissatisfaction over the differences over the ballot papers. Asking not to wrangle over the verdict of Supreme Court about ballot paper, Oli and Dahal stressed on timely polls.

At a time when Election commission has started the printing job of separate ballot papers for the polls of first past the post system and proportional electoral system, the release states—it is clear that the ballot paper format doesn’t violate any constitutional, judicial, basic and civic rights of voters to express and choose their preferred political party and candidate without obstructing the secrecy of the voter.

CPN-UML and CPN-MC also made clear that the postponement of the elections is even unpractical and impossible as the weather won’t be favorable after the date slated for polls. The left alliance accused the Supreme Court of trying to postpone the election by giving the verdict for two separate ballot papers for the federal and provincial polls under the first past the post system. However the court didn’t say so over the ballot paper for proportional electoral system.

Published on: October 26, 2017 6:53 pm

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