EC should take the final call for elections: CEC Yadav
July 13, 2018 02:27 PM NPT
DAMAULI, July 13: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that the Election Commission should be the final authority to announce election date.
Inaugurating a newly constructed building of the District Election Office, Tahanu amidst a program here today, the CEC sought the right to declare the date of any poll to the EC.
Yadav said that the EC was unable to work freely as the government decided to declare election dates, thereby averting the possibility of timely election. He added that the EC was capable to hold elections within 60 days of the announcement of poll date.
"The EC is presently carrying out works related to the preparation of organizational organogram, management of human resources, review of elections and collection of the details of voters in all 77 districts.
Tanahu Chief District Officer Bharat Raj Sharma, District Coordination Committee chief Shanti Raman Wagle, Byas Municipality chief Baikuntha Neupane, Regional Election Officer Ganga Lal Subedi and District Election Office Tahanu's officiating chief Hari Prasad Lamichhane expressed their happiness over the construction of the building, adding that it would surely help conduct poll-related activities in the district smoothly. The three-storey building has 12 rooms. It was constructed at the cost of Rs 14.8 million. RSS