DPM Pokhrel upbeat about timely fresh polls

Published On: February 22, 2021 03:30 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel has said all quarters related to the election have geared up for the election. 

Talking to the media at Bharatpur Airport on Monday, the deputy prime minister said the Election Commission and security bodies were preparing for the election and the Ministry of Finance had already allocated budget for the same. 

He expressed his belief that there was no doubt that the election to the House of Representatives would be held on time. The Deputy Prime Minister went on to say that it was not necessary for those who had trust in democracy to oppose the election and wished to move ahead with the fresh people's mandate. According to him, despite differing views on the new election at present, ultimately all political parties will participate in it. 

On a different note, Pokharel said that the Election Commission would take party unification provisions into consideration while finalising the party authentication issue.  

According to him, the case relating to the House of Representatives will be settled by the Supreme Court.  He promised that the government would allow the EC and SC to work independently in regard to the matter. ''The government will give no pressure and all works will go as per the procedures.''

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