KATHMANDU – Subhash Chandra Nembwang, a leader of Nepal Communist Party led by KP Sharma Oli, has claimed that the legitimacy issue of the ruling NCP that was under consideration at the Election Commission has been resolved.
Talking with journalists after holding a discussion at the Election Commission, he claimed that the legal issue of the NCP has already been settled by the Election Commission. The Election Commission should now move ahead toward registration of political parties for the elections which will settle all other remaining issues, he said.
“The Election Commission has resolved the dispute related to the legitimacy of the NCP. Some friends think that the faction they lead is the legitimate NCP. The Election Commission should move ahead toward the process of elections which will address all other remaining issues,” he said.
He said that he has urged the Election Commission to start the process of registering political parties. According to Nembwang, the Election Commission officials have told that it was committed to hold the midterm polls on stipulated dates except in the condition that the Supreme Court issues the verdict against the election.
“Urging the Election Commission to start the process of registration of political parties, we told them that we are ready to provide all support with high priority,” he added.
Nembwang along with other leaders of Oli-led NCP have reached the Election Commission for a meeting organized to discuss the registration of political parties and preparations of the Election Commission to hold midterm elections.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Commission had invited both Oli-led and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led factions of the NCP for a discussion on Friday as both factions have been claiming that the party they represent is the legitimate NCP and they should be provided the election symbol of Sun.
However, Prachanda-led faction did not participate in the meeting, citing that both chairmen of the party are busy in political programs outside the Kathmandu Valley.