KATHMANDU, August 5: A senior leader of the CPN-UML and member of the House of Representatives, Dr Bhim Rawal has said that it is against the constitution for the ruling alliance parties to form a coalition in the upcoming elections.
Speaking at an interaction held in Kathmandu on Friday, Rawal said that the political parties involved in the alliance have their own principles. He said that it would be against the constitution for the alliance to coordinate in the upcoming elections. He said that it is wrong for the political parties with opposite ideologies to form an alliance as it is a constitutional system to take the people's votes on the basis of specific ideology, philosophy and program.
Rawal said that this type of alliance will push the country's politics in a direction without principles, ideals and goals. He said that in the upcoming elections, all political parties should go ahead with their principles and policies and ask for votes based on their manifestos.
He said, "Looking at the meetings of the five-party alliance, we have found that those political parties, despite having opposite principles, put forward the matter of coordination. In this way, it is against Article 269 of the Constitution of Nepal that political parties with opposite principles coordinate in the general election. Now the leaders that are at the highest level of the five parties should remember that at the time of drafting the Constitution of Nepal, they had a commitment to demand people's votes based on specific ideology, philosophy and program. Perhaps there is a heap of deformity in politics, the heap of garbage that is now in Kathmandu. I sometimes feel that this heap of garbage in Kathmandu is symbolic of the garbage in the politics of this government. It pushes the country toward politics without principles, ideals and goals.”
He clarified that the policy of the CPN-UML is to bring together only political parties with similar ideas, similar philosophies and similar programs.