No Doubt About Polls

NC leader Sushil Koirala firmly believes that there is no way other than to hold the elections.

July 28, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol.: 07 No.-04 July 26 -2013 (Shrawan 11, 2070)

Why are you insisting on elections?

We must hold the elections on November 19. If we fail to hold the elections, the country will have to face severe political challenges.

What about your party?

Nepali Congress is a democratic party and it is always in favor of elections. We cannot go for long without elected representatives.

Will Maoists join in the elections?

I think all the parties will join in the elections on November 19. Even CPN-Maoist leader Mohan Vaidya is positive towards it.

If they ask for postponement of the elections, what will be the response of four parties?

So far as the postponement of November 19 deadline is concerned, we cannot talk on this issue. This is our bottom line. We can negotiate on all issues except changing the deadline.

How serious is your party about the coming elections?

Our party is serious to go to elections. We have already mobilized our party organizations nationwide. I have been attending several mass meetings every day.

Even if some parties boycott the elections, do you still prefer to go to the elections?

If some parties boycott the elections, it is their fundamental right. What they cannot do is to obstruct the elections by means of violence.

Do you think the elections can be held?

I don't have any doubt about it. The elections for CA will be held on November 19. If the government and four parties can seriously work, I don't think anybody can disrupt the elections. People are with us and a large number of people want to vote.

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