KATHMANDU, March 21 (RSS): CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has said that the Election Commission (EC)’s decision to seek the resignation of people’s representatives before the local level election is influenced by prejudice.
During his address to the party’s politburo meeting here today to discuss issues relating to the preparations for the election, the main opposition leader claimed that the party could not be totally convinced about the EC’s decisions including changing the color of ballot papers for the local polls.
The erstwhile Prime Minister was confident that the party would storm back to power with a majority of votes in the upcoming elections. He went on to say that the party aspired to further strengthen its ties with the neighboring countries to safeguard the sovereignty of the nation.
At the meeting, UML General Secretary Shankar Pokharel, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today, spent his words in reverence to the survivors of the caste-based discrimination at home, pledging to stand against such discrimination and help build a discrimination-free society.
A review of contemporary politics, the party’s manifesto for the upcoming local level election, and the shortlisting of election candidates are among the agenda of the politburo meeting held first time after the party’s 10th national congress. The meeting took place on eve of the party's third central committee meeting scheduled for March 23-24.