Kathmandu: The five party Opposition coalitions have questioned the performance of the Election Commission. Top leaders of the opposition coalition have issued a joint statement accusing the government of conspiring to intimidate the independent judiciary and control the election commission.
A joint statement issued by Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN-Maoist Central Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav and Rastriya Janamorcha Vice President Durga Poudel objected to the practice. “It is a matter of concern for the election Commission to continue to violate the law, established norms and traditions in disputes involving various political parties and to behave inconsistently with the law and justice without acting impartially in accordance with the prescribed responsibilities,” the statement said.
“It is a matter of concern that the Commission has consistently violated the rule of law, established norms and traditions in disputes involving various political parties and has acted inconsistently with the law and justice without acting impartially in accordance with its assigned responsibilities,” the statement said.
It has been claimed in the statement that the activities of the commission will ignite the democratic practice. The coalition claims that the government has failed to provide security and relief to the people from the two-time dissolution of the House of Representatives, governance by ordinance, misuse of state bodies including constitutional organs, division into political parties, corruption, foreign relations and deviation in diplomacy.
The opposition alliance has protested saying that the paddy minister is trying to increase interference and pressure everywhere to protect his power. The opposition coalition also said that such activities have jeopardized the achievement of change. There have been long, hard and sacrificial people’s movements and struggles to strengthen the people’s sovereignty and the system of self-determination of the Nepali people.
But the Prime Minister and the government have resorted to interference, pressure and intimidation everywhere and to do whatever they can for petty interests, the statement said, adding that there was a danger that the achievements of the Nepali people would be lost. The nation is being pushed towards a serious crisis
The government has also failed to provide treatment and vaccinations for corona virus infections, the statement said. they also said that the government has no sense of responsibility towards the protection, rescue and rehabilitation of the people from the disaster of floods, landslides and inundation.
The opposition alliance is committed to dealing with all the political forces to solve many kinds of problems facing the country. They also called upon the political parties, leaders, activists and people of different levels, classes, communities and professions to play an active role from their respective positions for the protection and promotion of the constitution, democracy and rule of law.
Joint statement of the opposition coalition
Date: 2078.3.8 BS
1) With the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal after the general election held under the Constitution of Nepal, the country has become politically stable, strengthening the Federal Democratic Republic, rule of law and good governance, social justice, inclusion, national interest and prosperity of the people. In addition, the achievements of the movement and the national interest have been harmed.Arbitrary dissolution of the House of Representatives twice in violation of the supremacy of the Constitution, governing by ordinance, misuse of state bodies including constitutional organs, division in political parties, corruption, deviation in foreign relations and diplomacy and inability to provide security and relief to the people. The government’s inaction and irresponsibility has been seen in the management of natural disasters such as floods, landslides and drownings.
(2) Constitutional supremacy, separation of powers, observance of law and honest discharge of prescribed responsibilities and the supreme interest of the nation and the people are the basic values of a democratic system. There have been long, hard and sacrificial people’s movements and struggles to strengthen the people’s sovereignty and the system of self-determination of the Nepali people. But the Prime Minister and the government have imposed to interference, pressure and intimidation everywhere and to do whatever they can for petty interests. There is a danger that the achievements of the Nepali people will be lost. The nation is heading for a serious crisis.
(3) There is a conspiracy to threaten the independent judiciary and to control the Election Commission, which is responsible for ensuring the fairness of the basic basis of democracy. It is a matter of great concern that the Election Commission has been violating the legal system, established norms and traditions in disputes related to various political parties and has not acted impartially in accordance with its responsibilities. Such an act would ultimately ignite democratic practice. Such wrongdoing should be stopped immediately.
(4) Therefore, keeping these things in mind, a situation has been created where the constitution, democracy, parliament, protection of national interest, protection, rescue and rehabilitation of the people from the corona virus pandemic and floods, landslides and inundation and the expectations and needs of the people must be acted upon. We are committed to move forward in this direction with unity and determination. We heartily call upon all responsible political parties, leaders, activists and people of different levels, classes, communities and professions to play an active role from their respective positions for the protection and promotion of the supreme interest of the country and the people, constitution, democracy and rule of law.
Sher Bahadur Deuba, President – Nepali Congress
Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Chairman – CPN (Maoist Center)
Madhav Kumar Nepal, Senior Leader – CPN (UML)
Upendra Yadav, Chairman – JSP, Nepal
Durga Poudel, Vice President – Rashtriya Janamorcha
(Unofficial translation of statement issued by Five political parties)