Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday has said that the recommendations and conclusions of the report of the European Union’s Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) on the recently concluded elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies have undermined Nepal and Nepali people, The Kathmandu Post reports.
He said so during a programme organised to present the National Election Observation Committee’s Final Report of the Observation Mission in Kathmandu.
“I thought the EU will revise the contents of the report, but it defended its recommendations for the Election Commission,” he said, adding, “I, as a Prime Minister of a sovereign country, say that the report must be revised.”
Saying that no one should question the election participated by 80 percent of the citizens of a nation whose 15 percent citizens are abroad, PM Oli asked, “Are the 80 percent cast their votes without any knowledge?”
Likewise, PM Oli said that no one should undermine the achievements of Nepali people in the name of observation or any other things.
“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 other religions,” Oli said.
PM Oli further praised the Election Commission (EC) for doing a decent job in the recently concluded elections; though the EC did create some unnecessary disturbance at time during the process, he 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.