The UCPN(Maoist), the third largest party in the new Constituent Assembly(CA) has blamed Election Commission and Nepal Army(NA) for engineering a poll- rigging on Nov. 19 Constituent Assembly(CA). An intra-party panel formed by the party to investigate the alleged irregularities blamed the two state institutions for the defeat of the party. The party, which launched 10-year-long insurgency in 2006 and became the largest party in 2008 CA election, suffered a humiliating loss in Nov. 19 elections, securing only 80 seats in 601-member CA body which is expected to draft a new constitution.
A copy of party investigation obtained by Xinhua said that EC accepted several fake documents, ballot paper and ballot boxes during the counting process with the purpose of defeating the party.
“Several fraud and illegal ballot paper and ballot boxes used in the election by EC was a fraud,” the report submitted by probe panel reads.