Major parties put efforts to bring RJP Nepal on polls board

Kathmandu, 13 June – The top leaders of the major political parties today held discussions to ensure participation of the agitating Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), Nepal in the second phase of the local polls.

The major political parties, both the ruling and oppositions, have expressed their positive nod to the demands of RJP if the party makes written commitment to join the second phase of local polls. The RJP has announced to abstain from the polls if its demands including the constitution amendment was not done before the June 28 local level polls.

The major political parties have also agreed to hold a joint meeting with participation of RJP leaders at 4 pm on

After the meeting held at the office of Speaker in Singha Durbar, CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli said that the local level polls should be conducted on June 28 in the four provinces adding that his party could not understand whether the ruling parties were trying to conduct or postpone the polls.

He said the UML was always ready to hold discussions to resolve the problems raised in the country including the issues of constitution amendment after the polls. He, however, said that constitution amendment prior to polls was not likely.

Likewise, Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel said that the meeting dwelt on the ways to bring the RJP on board the polls.

Similarly, CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Barsha Man Pun said that the major political parties can reach to a consensus regarding the demands of the RJP if the party makes written commitment to join the polls.

Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli, Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Chairman of Nepal Loktantrik Forum Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar among others were present in the meeting. RSS