TIKA R PRADHAN
KATHMANDU: Backed by at least 32 parties, CPN-Maoist is determined to scuttle the Constituent Assembly election scheduled for November 19.
CA election announced by the government has been on the agenda of the ongoing politburo meeting of the party that began on Friday. The leaders want to sabotage the election, claiming that CA would not be able to draft a pro-people constitution and will serve the interest of foreign power centres, and not the Nepali people.
The leaders of CPN-M have claimed that the election cannot happen ignoring the opposition of so many parties.
Senior party leader Khadka Bahadur Biswokarma said the CA polls will top the agenda even during the central committee meeting scheduled to begin in Pokhara on June 29.
Party Secretary Dev Gurung said nobody would go to vote if the parties tried to hold election deploying the Nepali army.
Asked whether they could bear the pressure from the international community, a senior CPN-M leader Hari Bhakta Kandel said his party leaders had already convinced the diplomats why CPN-M and 32 other parties could not join the election.
The CC meeting of the party is expected to come up with a concrete action plan to ensure that the election was not held on the date announced by the government.