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Rastriya Janamorcha clarifies it is not involved in anti-govt. protest; Sapkota sees no relevancy of protest

KATHMANDU: As the political polarization is sharp following the decision of major four political parties to appoint sitting Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi as the head of the election government, Rastriya Janamorcha said it does not approve the protest program announced by the fringe parties against the President, interim government and the top leaders of major four parties.

The fringe parties have decided to effigies of Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi who is doubling as the Chairman of Interim Election Council, and top leaders of four parties.

Issuing a statement, its Chairman Chitra Bahadur K.C. said, “We would like to clarify that the party adopts simpler form of protest which includes organizing protest assemblies.” Rastriya Janamorcha stood against the Federalism during the tenure of Constituent Assembly and its chief KC receive frequent death threats for standing against the issue.

K.C. further stated that the party’s attention has been drawn towards the news reports, and said it does not have any plan to bar the President, chairman of interim government and ministers from entering districts. According to K.C., his party is yet to make decision on the policies and programs to embrace in the wake of recent political developments.

Meanwhile, spokesperson of UCPN -Maoist Agni Sapkota has said that the major parties have forged consensus to hold election by the third week of June this year and there is no point of opposing the poll.

Talking to journalists in a meeting in the Capital on Saturday, Sapkota said the latest consensus made by the major political parties was politically significant and it has led the nation towards the fresh Constituent Assembly (CA) election. Reiterating that elections was inevitable to the country, Sapkota said Interim Election Council was formed for the same purpose. He expressed his hope that the election would lead the nation towards a new political direction holding fair and credible election.

He expressed the hope that some political parties, which have been protesting the formation of the election government, too, would soon join the election process. “The fringe parties have complained that they were not included in the consensus process and protested the recent agreement but all problems would be resolved once the all-party meeting was held. It is not a big problem,” he added.

Published Date: Saturday, March 16th, 2013 | 09:49 PM

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