Election deferral is grave crime, says Yadav

- Post Report, MORANG

Oct 30, 2017-

Chairman of Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal (SSF-N) Upendra Yadav has said it would be a grave crime to postpone the elections to federal parliament and provincial assemblies. 

Talking to journalists in Biratnagar on Sunday, Yadav said the elections could not be stopped under any pretexts. “The elections cannot be put off citing the Supreme Court verdict.

The court has also mentioned about ballot papers and it is possible to print the ballot papers within a few days in the age of offset printing technology. Deferring the elections means pushing the country into crisis,” said the SSFN chief

Yadav said that the move to defer the elections would raise question over the Election Commission (EC).

The EC has to furnish reply to the people if the elections are postponed in the interests of a particular party, he added. 

The SSF-N has been holding discussion with the Nepali Congress (NC) to forge an electoral alliance, but the parties have yet finalise from where he would contest the elections, Yadav said.

He added that his party’s alliance with the NC was aimed at winning the elections rather than defeating anyone.

He also made it clear that the SSF-N had not proposed Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal Chairman Mahanta Thakur as a chief ministerial candidate of Province 2. “Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal and Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal have agreed to share 15/17 constituency seats respectively in the House of Representatives and 31/33 seats in the provincial assemblies,” he said. “But there will be slight change in the constituency sharing if an alliance could be forged with the NC.”

Lauding the recent poll alliances among the political parties, he said that it would be beneficial to the country if they remained intact even after the elections.

Published: 30-10-2017 08:26

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