KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has strongly objected the recent election report of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM).
Speaking at a programme organised to present the National Election Observation Committee’s Final Report of the Observation Mission here in the Capital on Sunday, PM oli said, “I believe the EU will revise the contents of its report.
“I, as a Prime Minister of a sovereign country, say that the report must be revised,” Oli further said,” The report of EUEOM on the recently concluded elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies have undermined Nepal and Nepali people.”
PM Oli stressed that no one has the right to demolish the Nepalese Citizen.
“The EU is seeking vengeance through this report as we have deported many who came to Nepal in the name of observation when they actually were converting people to Christianity,” PM Oli said.
The EUEOM in its report, had claimed that representation of the well-represented group Khas-Arya arguably contravened international standards of equality, as affirmative measures are foreseen only as a means to promote equality.
It also said Christians were not considered for inclusion, despite comprising 1.4 percent of the country’s population.
“This contravenes international standards on equality. Affirmative action measures should not be used to justify a system which has the impact of aggravating ethnic and gender inequality,” it stated.
Issuing a press statement on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had also objected on the report.Follow @gorkhapost
Dahal says discussion about party unification process positive
KATHMANDU — CPN Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachand has said the bilateral discussions regarding the unification between the party and CPN-UML are heading positively.
Chair Dahal apprised the extended meeting held today at his Khumaltar-based private residence of the progress in the unification process.
Talking to media persons following the meeting, party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said that time would be taken for uniting the parties.
“The date for the unification cannot be declared right now,” she said while stressing the need to make no haste on the matter of making a new party by merging two political parties.
According to Spokesperson Bhusal, party chair Dahal briefed the meeting about his discussions with the UML chair regarding party unification committee’s reports.
Stating that bilateral talks and discussions on the political and organisational issues were heading positively, leader Dahal assured the meeting that merging process was going ahead to ensure the unification as per the interests of both parties and the nation, according to Spokesperson Bhusal.Follow @gorkhapost