KATHMANDU, Jan 13: CPN (UML) leader Subhas Chandra Nembang has accused the government of trying to postpone the election of the National Assembly, the Upper House of parliament.
Speaking in a programme organised by the Dolakha-Kathmandu Liaison Forum on Saturday to congratulate and extend best wishes to the lawmakers elected to the House of Representatives and the State Assembly, he said the government's not appointing the province chiefs and the temporary headquarters of the provinces has raised doubts whether it was trying to defer the National Assembly election.
"The government is trying to postpone the election in a conspiratorial manner. If not, then let the government assign the province chiefs and the temporary capitals," he said, adding that the government was tempted to extend its term by not holding the National Assembly election on time.
The former Parliament Speaker stated that the incumbent government was not paving the way for the formation of a new government even though the leftist alliance has garnered majority votes in the election.
On the topic of the unification of the UML and the CPN (Maoist Center), Nembang said the two parties have become one in practice and the unification was left only in the ideological realm.
He said the unification of the two parties would be given a concrete shape after party chairperson KP Sharma Oli returned home from Bangkok where he has gone for undergoing a regular health check-up.
Leader Nembang said that there is no alternative other than taking the country ahead on the path towards economic prosperity as the electoral contest among the political parties was already over now.
On the occasion, House of Representatives member elected from Dolakha, Parbat Gurung and the Province Assembly members Pashupati Chaulagain and Bishal Khadka bowed to work wholeheartedly for the development of the Dolakha district. RSS