Naya Shakti continues sit-in indefinitely amid police arrest

Published On: April 2, 2017 12:46 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, April 2:  Coordinator of  Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) has said that he would continue the on-going sit-in amid police arrest until their demand is met.

NSN Coordinator was held from outside the Election Commission earlier today as he was participating in the sit-in staged by five political parties including NSN at the EC to protest the discriminatory provision of Local Level Election Act(LLEA), 2017.

Bhattarai has been kept at Nepal Police Club along with other leaders both from his party and other four parties.

He said he would not move away from the premise of Nepal Police Club until the EC and other concerned authorities revise the LLEA, 2017 to ensure that all the parties contest the upcoming local polls under their respective election symbols.

NSN and other four political parties registered with the EC have been staging sit-in at the Election Commission since earlier today in protest of the provision of newly enacted Local Level Election Act, 2017.

Local Level Election Act, 2017 requires that if political parties are to contest the local polls slated for May 14 under their respective symbols, they must have representation in the legislature parliament.

 The political parties registered with the EC but lacking representation in the legislature parliament have been opposing this act since it bars them from contesting the upcoming  local polls under their respective election symbols.

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