NC slams CA elections, terms it ‘unconstitutional’

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has said that another election for the Constituent Assembly (CA) declared by Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai for November 22 was unconstitutional.

A meeting of the NC office bearers and central members available in Kathmandu held at Koirala residence at Maharajgunj, this morning, came to the conclusion that the process of the election declared by the Prime Minister was unconstitutional and called on the Prime Minister to resign.

After the meeting, Central member Deepak Giri said that the step taken by Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai was unconstitutional and therefore he should resign and immediately start formation of a national consensus government.

Giri added that today’s discussion was centered on the formation of a national consensus government.

He further said that there was no alternative for the Prime Minister other than to tender resignation as only a national consensus government could hold the election.

The meeting also came to a conclusion that the NC should hold discussions this afternoon with lawyers about the step taken by Prime Minister and with leaders of different political parties to know their parties’ concepts.

The meeting also called for concrete conclusion immediately as the step taken by the Prime Minister of declaring the date of election was unconstitutional and there were no elected bodies at present when the Constituent Assembly (CA) was dissolved and works carried out by the government were also unconstitutional. RSS

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