UN asks Nepalese Maoists to help maintain peace during polls
Kathmandu: The United Nation on Saturday asked the hardline faction of Nepalese Maoists to help authorities in maintaining peace during the Constituent Assembly polls to be held later this month.
UN Resident Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick, who met CPN-Maoist chairman Mohan Vaidya, inquired about the party`s plan to boycott the election.
CPN-Maoist is a breakaway faction of the Unified CPN-Maoist.
During the meeting, McGoldrick urged Vaidya to extend his party`s support to the election scheduled for November 19.
Party vice-chairman C P Gajurel, who was present during the meeting, told media that McGoldrick wants peace and prosperity for Nepal.
The party assured McGoldrick that the polls would be peaceful, Gajurel said.
Meanwhile, Nepal`s interim leader Khil Raj Regmi said holding the assembly polls is the only way to bring political stability to the country.
"It is essential at this moment to promulgate a forward looking constitution through conducting the Constituent Assembly elections to bring about political stability in the country," Regmi said in a message on the occasion of Diwali.
The government`s only aim is to conduct the polls in a free, fair and fearless manner, Regmi said in his message.
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