10 Sept, Kathmandu: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has urged the leaders of the high level political committee to bring the poll opposing political parties to consensus and ensure their participation the coming Constituent Assembly elections.
President Dr Yadav reiterated with the leaders that all parties’ participation in the election was essential and the election was the only means to end political transition.
HLPC Coordinator and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala said, “The President urged us again to ensure all parties’ participation in the November 19 elections.”
At the meet with the President at Shitalniwas today, the HLPC leaders apprised President Dr Yadav of the talks held with other parties including the CPN-Maoist and preparations for the CA. He was also informed that the HLPC was ready to talk on any option except the deferral of the November 19 elections.
Coordinator Koirala informed the President that the HLPC held talks with the CPN-Maoist for several times to involve it in the elections.
Following the meeting with the President, NC President Koriala said to media, “HLPC is ready to address every demand of the CPN-Maoist except deferral of the CA election and dissolution of present government.”
It is learnt that the top leaders of the HLPC told the President that the committee would assist in amendment of ordinance on removal of difficulties if the poll-opposing parties, including the CPN-Maoist, confirmed their participation in the elections.
The political parties affiliated to the HLPC have expedited election campaigns with the recommendation of election candidates and preparation of election manifestos. On the other hand, the Election Commission is also making preparations. The EC is establishing election offices in different parts in view of the November 19 elections.
The meeting was attended by HLPC Coordinator Koirala, UCPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, senior leader of the CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal, Chairman of the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Democratic) Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar, MJF Nepal’s Bharat Bimal Yadav and Chairman of the Federal Socialist Party Ashok Rai and others.