Members of the Nepalese security forces patrol as ballot boxes are loaded onto trucks to be delivered to polling stations ahead of constituent assembly elections, in Kathmandu, Nepal, yesterday.
Nepali Congress (NC) President Sushil Koirala has claimed that his party will garner two-thirds majority in the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections slated for November 19.
Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Union at Bharatpur Airport yesterday, Koirala said that there is a wave of democracy among the public and they will cast their votes in order to make NC victorious.
“A wave of public support is growing in favor of democracy, NC is the party fighting for democracy which is why the NC will secure a two-thirds majority,” said the NC president, who arrived here in Chitwan for election publicity campaign.
Koirala also said they will promulgate the new constitution within a year of the CA polls. He said that NC’s electoral agenda is stability of peace, institutionalisation of democracy and initiation of development.
When asked about the CPN-Maoist’s supposed plan to go underground, Koirala said that everyone has the right to peaceful protest in democracy, but if they become violent than security personnel will control them.
Koirala, who came for election publicity at Chitwan, is contesting CA polls from Chitwan Constituency- 4.