KATHMANDU, August 1: The political parties have suggested the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) has scheduled to hold the by-election in the Nepali month of Mangshir (Mid-November to Mid-December) for the vacant posts of locals levels, provincial assembly and House of Representatives.
At a discussion program organized by the ECN here today, Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya briefed the participants about the provisions regarding by-election and preparations undertaken by the Commission for the same. Commissioner Ishwor Prasad Poudel shed light on the objectives of the discussion program and legal provisions for holding the by-election in Nepal. On the occasion, representatives from various political parties attending the event suggested Mangshir month to be apt for holding by-elections.
They also pressed for strict implementation of the election code of conduct and to hold the by-elections for all the vacant posts all at a single time, according to the Commission. Furthermore, the participants drew the attention of the Commission towards the use of the electronic voting machine (EVM) and put in provision wherein the Nepali abroad could also cast their votes.
Altogether 18 political parties representing in the local units and House of Representatives and provincial assembly were invited to the event where Nepal Communist Party, Nepali Congress, Rastriya Janata Party, Federal Socialist Forum, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Naya Shakti Nepal among others had marked their presence.