CPN-Maoist softens stance on 'difficult' demands, says it's 'positive' for election
The CPN-Maoist led by Mohan Baidya on Thursday softened its stance in favor of November 19 elections, saying that the resignation of Khil Raj Regmi from the post of sitting chief justice will be enough for them to participate in the polls.
"We will be a part of the polls, if Regmi, the chairman of Interim Election Council, quits as the sitting chief justice," said CPN-Maoist secretary, Deb Gurung.
Gurung further said a new government as per article 38(1) of the constitution thereby has to be formed under the leadership of Regmi again.
"We have no objection with Regmi, as we have no stand on whether the government should be led by an independent person or a politician. But we can't accept election in the present status quo situation," Gurung said.
Earlier, as analysts would take it, Gurung's party was putting forth two 'difficult' demands of postponing elections and terminating the interim government, so that a new political process could initiated.
With today's new proposal of seeking Regmi's resignation from the post of chief justice, the CPN-Maoist has showed high level of willingness to participate in the polls, as it has been observed.
Further commenting on the call issued by president Ram Baran Yadav for an all party meeting Friday, Gurung said his party is ready for further talks and will participate in the meeting.
Meanwhile, spokesperson of UCPN (Maoist), Agni Sapkota said that the four major parties can no more wait for the CPN-M to get on board the election process.
"We can provide only three days to them from here on. Otherwise, it will be too late for all election related preparatory works," Sapkota said. nepalnews.com