JHAPA, March 22: Thirty-six political parties including the Mangol National Organisation have been registered at the District Election Office, Jhapa, to contest in the upcoming local level elections.
As said by District Election Officer Prem Neupane, till Sunday, 36 parties: six national parties and 30 others were registered at the office. For the previous 2017 local elections, the office had registered 32 political parties.
Mangol National Organization, Maulik Jarokilo Party and Janamat Party are among the four new political forces recognized this time by the office for the election purpose. The deadline for party registration was till March 22.
According to Neupane, 6,600 government employees will be mobilized to conduct the election and currently the office is busy in collecting the details of employees from the district-based government offices.
May 13 has been fixed as the day to elect new representatives for 753 local bodies in a single phase.