Election will not be deferred: HLPC
The High-Level Political Committee (HLPC) has rejected CPN-Maoist’s proposal to defer the poll to March/April and maintained that the election will take place on 19 November.
A meeting of the HLPC held at its New Baneshwor-based secretariat on Saturday concluded that the nation would plunge into instability, confusion and anarchy if the election date announced for November 19 were to be postponed.
“The HLPC has decided that it is not possible to postpone the election. However, we can consider some procedural aspects to accommodate the poll-opposing parties,” Nepali Congress leader Minendra Rijal told reporters after the meeting.
The procedural aspects include extending time for party registration, candidate selection and voter registration. The meeting ended with a decision to continue urging all poll-opposing parties to join the November election.
During the all party meet, called by President Ram Baran Yadav on Friday, the CPN-Maoist- led alliance of 33 parties floated four conditions to be a part of the election.
The four conditions were: postponement of November election to March/April (Chaitra), organization of a round table conference of all parties, charting out future course of politics from the conference and forming a political government for the election.
The all-party meet will be held again in Shital Niwas on Sunday. nepalnews.com