KATHMANDU, June 8: A day after the board of the Election Commission decided to register the newly-formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the election body on Thursday formally registered the party.
Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav handed over the certificate of party registration to the party’s general secretary, Bishnu Paudel, amid a function at the EC headquarters. NCP senior leaders Subas Nembang, Dev Gurung, election commissioners and party’s well wishers were present on the occasion.
The new party formed by merging two major communist parties — CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) — will now use sun as its election symbol. Previously, the UML was using sun as its election symbol while the Maoist Center used hammer and sickle within circle as its election symbol.
Meanwhile, the election body has also barred any political party from using the election symbol of the erstwhile Maoist Center for a year.