Ruling coalition rejects RJPN demand to reschedule polling date

Published On: June 10, 2017 03:04 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 10: The ruling coalition has rejected the proposal of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJPN) to reschedule the date of the second phase of local level elections.

The RJPN put forward the proposal during the meeting of ruling coalition Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center) and RJPN in the presence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba held at Singha Durbar on Saturday.

It has been learned that the RJPN has demanded to address their political demands including the compensation issue, withdrawal of the cases and release of the cadres among others prior to second phase elections.

“RJPN proposed to reschedule the polling date of local date in order to address their political demands to ensure their participation in the election. We could not accept their demand”, said Narayan Kaji Shrestha of CPN (MC).

“The meeting ended inconclusively. If the RJPN hold their demand till Sunday morning then their participation is uncertain”, Shrestha mentioned in his tweet.

Earlier, the government had rescheduled the polling date of second phase of the local level elections for three times to confirm the participation of the RJPN. 

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