Big 3 agree to hold local polls under existing structures

Published On: December 13, 2016 05:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Major three political parties have agreed to hold local elections under the existing structures. 

During the meeting of the chiefs of the three major parties, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba had floated the proposal. UML Chairman KP Sharma and Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal agreed to the proposal, according to a source.

 “If possible, let’s opt for the local elections under new structures. UML is ready for the polls even under the existing structures,” said the source quoting Oli.

The source added that PM Dahal also agreed to the proposal as he is under pressure from the main opposition party to hold the polls at the soonest and disputes on the local-level restructuring.

“Local unit restructuringrestructuring is yet to complete in different districts. In such a condition, we should opt for the polls under the existing structures,” said Deuba at the meeting.

PM Dahal bought the idea, claimed the source.

Earlier, the Prime Minister had been saying that the local polls can’t be held under the existing structures.


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