The Nepali Congress leader Ram Saran Mahat has made it clear that his party will not take part in the election declared by ‘unconstitutional government’ led by Baburam Bhattarai.
Mahat expressed his views at an interaction program held in Kathmandu, May 30, 2012.
“There is no possibility of another round of constituent assembly election”, said Mahat adding, “The election declared by the present unconstitutional government is aimed at capturing the state.”
Mahat however, suggested holding a parliamentary election instead.
“Repeated election to the constituent assembly is impossible. A small scale parliamentary election with directly elected representatives is the only solution”.
Mahat also put blames entirely on the Unified Maoists’ Party for the dissolution of constituent assembly.
“The decision of the present government to hold the CA election is unconstitutional and illegal also”, also opined Mahat.
Speaking at the same program Prime Minister Baburam’s political advisor Devendra Poudel ‘Sunil’ rebuked Mahat’s allegation and said, “The untimely dissolution of the CA body has happened due to the Supreme Court decision which limited its tenure. The CA election has been declared with the objective to draft the constitution but not with the objective of capturing the state.”
The United Marxist Leninist secretary Yuba Raj Gyawali was of the view that there is no alternative to formation of a consensus government.
Laxman Lal Karna of Nepal Sadvawana Party criticized President Ram Baran Yadav for issuing a statement.
“Indeed the present government is a caretaker one but the question is whether the president should have made his views public,” he questioned.