I won’t ask for votes promising jobs : NC president Koirala

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Nepalgunj, Nov. 12:  Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala has cautioned that anyone tampering with the democratic rights of the people was doomed to lose existence.

In a meeting with the residents of local Adarshatol in Nepalgunj in connection with election campaign here today, he said that the people wanted to live independently and exercise their rights and that his party would not ‘mislead’ the people making false promises of jobs to them.

“I am not asking for your vote promising to construct road and drains in your area or giving jobs to your sons and daughters,” the Nepali Congress president said, urging the voters to give their valuable votes only after analyzing who was to blame for the instability and the increasing lawlessness in the country.

He said the Constituent Assembly to be formed after the election would prepare the draft of the constitution in the first six months and issue a constitution within a year. He further said that consensus would be forged among the parties on the major contentious issues.

“We are not opposed to federalism. Some parties are trying to spread misinformation that our party is anti-federalism. But the fact is that our party leader the late Girija Prasad Koirala himself has signed in favour of federalism,” he added.

NC president Koirala stressed that his party was for forming fewer federal states with multiple identities. Only this type of federalism will help bind people of all castes, ethnicities, linguistic communities and religions in unity, he added.

“I ask you to go to the voting centres to cast ballots without any fear. There is no fear of any type now. I will also walk to the polling booth in my constituency,” Koirala, who is running in the election from Banke Constituency No. 3 and Chitwan Constituency No. 4, said.

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