Leaders express mixed comments on by-election results
02 Dec, 2019
By A Staff Reporter Kathmandu, Dec. 2: Key political party leaders on Monday expressed their mixed comments on recently held by-election result. Ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) said it was satisfied from by-election results. Main opposition party, Nepali Congress and other parties claimed ruling party’s vote was decreased and NC’s vote was increased. Speaking at Reporters Club CPN leader Ananda Pokharel said his party was satisfied from by-election results. He said that there was no any rebel in the election held for the Provincial Assembly member in Bhaktapur-1. ‘Our party was united. But we defeated due to the election alliance had between the NC and RPP (joint),’ he said. NC leader NP Saud said the result shown that people frustrated with ruling party and the vote of the NC was increased. ‘We will reinstate the NC within next two year. The NC would be stronger,’ he said. He said the NC was excited from the poll result and it has forwarded preparation for next election. Saud said this result would not change in three level government’s structural set-up. Rastriya Prajatantra Party (joint) chair Pashupati SJB Rana said the result shown anti-government vote. ‘The anti-government voting seen in Dharan and Bhaktpur,’ he said. Rana said that incumbent government missed it opportunity by failing in development and prosperity front. Rastriya Janata Party Nepal general secretary Chanda Choudhari said the election held impartially. He accused the CPN and the NC came together in some area in the election even they were ruling and opposition in the central level.