PM Deuba proposed to postpone second phase of election date if RJPN comes on board

By Sisriksha Dhakal, KATHMANDU: The government has proposed that the second phase of local level elections in provenience 2 and 5 can be postponed if the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) comes on board.

The meeting was called by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday with three major political party leaders.

PM Deuba called the meeting after the RJPN recently announced protest programmes to foil the second phase of local polls slated for June 28.

Leaders of the ruling parties said that the elections date could be rescheduled if RJPN was ready to give written commitment to be part of the elections.

However, the main opposition party CPN-UML disagreed with the Prime Minister’s proposal to postpone the second phase of election.

During the meeting UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli accused the ruling parties of trying to postpone the elections.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Senior Leader of Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Paudel, Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar, CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli among other leaders were present in the meeting.

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