SC’s decision regretful: CPN-UML

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KATHMANDU — The CPN-UML has said that the Supreme Court’s verdict that continued the Election Commission’s decision to hold re-election in Bharatpur Metropolis, Ward No-19 was regretful.

The standing committee meeting of the party held at party chair K P Sharma Oli’s residence, Balkot, on Monday, endorsed a special resolution, arguing that court decision insulted people’s mandate and it would establish a wrong precedent.

It was against the general principles of the law and values of the democracy, the meeting concluded.

The meeting also argued that the cadres of CPN (Maoist Centre) had supposedly torn up 90 ballot papers during vote counting of Ward-19 but the Election Commission unfortunately decided to hold re-election in the ward.

The party urged the voters in the Ward to vote for UML’s candidate Devi Gyawali.

Also stressed at the meeting was irrelevance of constitution amendment before the completion of three-tier of elections.

Similarly, the meeting finalized the names of party candidates to contest the post of chiefs and deputy chiefs in district development coordination committees in various districts. RSS