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RPP-Nepal chair demands poll date; CPN-UML chair claims UML be the largest party

KATHMANDU: As the Interim Election Council is preparing for holding the elections of the constituent assembly, Chairperson of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party- Nepal (RPP-Nepal), Kamal Thapa, has demanded that the date for the election to the new Constituent Assembly be announced forthwith.

Inaugurating the National Sports Association Nepal, the sister wing of the party, Thapa said that  although it has been stated that the election would be held in the third week of June the date has not been fixed, hence his demand that the election deadline be determined forthwith.

The RPP-Nepal chairman said his party would be established as the number one party that can go to the people with its head held high in the forthcoming election. Thapa claimed that his party was ready to face the election.

Stating that the election could not take place even in November if it could not be held in June, he stressed that the present government should conduct the election within the third week of June by any means. Thapa underlined the need of discipline, hard work and goodwill in politics as well, as in sports. On the occasion, Thapa welcomed over 20 former players into his party.

Meanwhile, chairperson of the CPN-UML, Jhala Nath Khanal, has claimed that the UML would be the largest political party after the election. Speaking at the inaugural program of the Second National Convention of the University Employees Union, he said, “The UML should be made the largest political party to write a workable constitution.”

“The former CA failed to write the constitution as the Unified CPN-Maoist became the largest party; if the same result comes through the forthcoming CA election, the nation would not get constitution from the CA again,” he claimed.

Published Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 | 10:41 AM

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