KATHMANDU: Leader of Baidya faction of the UCPN (Maoist) and other opposition leaders have objected to the government step to announce the fresh Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.
Speaking at a face-to-face programme in the capital today, UCPN (Maoist) Secretary C P Gajurel said that the Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai should tender his resignation as government has lost its constitutional and moral grounds after the dissolution of the CA.
"The government has done political coup by declaring fresh CA elections. This is merely a game to extend the government's life," Gajurel said.
He reasoned that the Prime Minister's post was unconstitutional after the dissolution of the CA and Legislature-Parliament. "This is Prime Minister's imagination to say he has executive rights," Gajurel said.
He also said that the Interim Constitution has not envisioned the CA elections for the second time.
Gajurel was of the opinion that an all-party government should be formed for the fresh CA elections.
Likewise, Chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Nepal) Upendra Yadav said the Prime Minister should tender his resignation by withdrawing the unconstitutional decision to announce the fresh CA elections.
Also speaking on the occasion, CPN (UML) leader Pradip Gyawali said that announcement to the new CA elections was unconstitutional.