Won’t participate in Nov 19 polls if current govt not dissolved, Baidya says
Chairperson of poll-opposing CPN-M party Mohan Baidya has made it clear that he will only participate in the Constituent Assembly (CA) election scheduled for November 19 if the current Chief Justice-led government is dissolved, adding that the nation cannot go into election in the present circumstances.
Accepting a memorandum submitted by a delegation of Reporters Club Nepal requesting his party to take part in the election on the basis of consensus and understanding, the hardcore communist leader said that the alliance of 33-parties CPN-M leads is currently engaged in serious discussion and exercise to make the upcoming round-table conference a success.
Stating that no one can turn their backs to talks and negotiations meant to forge consensus, Baidya expressed confidence that all problems facing the country will be resolved through the round-table conference.
The high-level political committee (HLPC) and the 33-party alliance led by Mohan Baidya's CPN-M on Thursday agreed, in principle, to hold a "roundtable conference" to reach a political agreement.
A meeting held at the HLPC office, Naya Baneshwor, on Thursday arrived at the understanding. However, the procedures, nature and the agendas of the meet are yet to be finalised. Nepalnews.com