Kathmandu, June 7
The 22 opposition political parties Thursday said that all the preparations for their June 8 mass meeting were completed and urged democratic forces to join hands to save democracy and human rights.
At press meet, organised by the 22 parties, leaders said that the mass meeting of June 8 was only a trailer and the parties were ready to show the full-length film on the political movement.
They said that democracy, republican system and constitution writing process were at peril and stressed that the declaration of the new election was against the constitution and political consensus.
In the press meet, NC president Sushil Koirala said that the declaration of new election was against democratic norms and values and added that the government steps were meant to capture the state powers and resources.
He urged all democratic forces to unite and fight against the declaration of new election and non-democratic activities of the government.
He said that the dissolution of the CA was a plan of the Maoists to create a constitutional crisis to capture the power.
CPN-UML chairman Jhalanath Khanal said that the prime minister should resign from the post to start consensus politics and added that the resignation was a pre-condition for this.
He said that the Maoists were trying to capture the state powers by creating constitutional and political vacuum and stressed that the democratic forces should unite to save democratic norms and constitutional values through a new movement against the government.
He said, "Without the prime minister’s resignation, the parties will never be ready for dialogue with the government."
NC vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel said that the declaration of election was not suitable at this time for the Nepalese people.
The Maoists had no intention to conclude the CA election, he said.
He said that the Maoists were set to break the consensus politics and, if they were not doing so, they should start with the resignation of the prime minister.
He also urged the Nepalese people to join the mass meetings to be organized by the 22 parties to protest the declaration of the CA polls by the government.