NC, CPN (MC) agree to hold local elections by April 2017
July 27, 2016 01:39 PM NPT
Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) alliance holding a meeting at Singha Durbar on Wednesday. (Dipesh Shrestha/Republica)
KATHMANDU, July 27: A meeting of the Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to move ahead for holding local bodies elections within mid-April, 2017 after settling issues related to delineation of provinces.
NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel told the National News Agency (RSS) that the meeting of the two parties held at Singha Durbar took the decision in this regard.
Poudel said, "The meeting discussed regarding holding local bodies' election soon by carrying out delineation of provinces in a practical and scientific way. Two parties have agreed to reach to the conclusion on the issue after holding meeting with different parties."
Present in the meeting were NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Poudel and leaders Prakashman Singh and Bimalendra Nidhi, and Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Vice-Chairman Narayankaji Shrestha, General Secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara, and other leaders from CPN (Maoist Center).
NC Chief Secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel said that the NC, which held discussion among office-bearers, former office-bearers and senior leaders regarding local bodies restructuring on Tuesday, would also give continuity to the discussion today. RSS