The main opposition party UML and the Maoist center in the ruling coalition are worried about the upcoming election. Leaders of both the parties have instructed the cadres to start preparations targeting the local level and the upcoming federal parliament and state assembly elections in the coming March.
Statements made by UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and UCPN (Maoist) Central Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at different places on Thursday indicated that the two parties were worried about the election. UML chairperson Oli, who has dissolved the House of Representatives twice, has said that every statement is election-oriented. Meanwhile, Maoist Chairman Dahal’s remarks have also started coming from the election.
While UML Chairman Oli was making a statement claiming that he would bring a majority in the upcoming election in the course of nationwide organization building, UCPN (Maoist) Central Chairman Dahal also gave a speech on Thursday at a program organized by the people’s organization YCL. In a program on Thursday, Oli claimed that the current government had only pressed the switch as it had prepared all the forms of development during his tenure. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture.
He also claimed that other parties would come to the side of his party only for the sake of development. “You can’t fight UML just like that.” Why should those who cannot form a cabinet boast of fighting UML? He says that he has not done anything against UML. He says that UML has suffered a lot. But even if we all get together, the amount of money that reaches our waist is not that much, ‘said Oli. He claimed that the UML was able to go to the polls alone despite the alliance.
On the other hand, Chairman of the Maoist Center Dahal also said that the current election should be held in the same manner as in 2064 BS and directed the YCL to prepare accordingly. “Those who try to win by using ballot boxes and exchanging ballot boxes should be chased away.” How much we did then, how much you did in 2064. Do’s and don’ts were done and won.