KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has clarified that the names of the candidates to contest the upcoming November 20 election under the Proportional Representations (PR) was finalized unanimously.
The NC submitted the closed list under the PR system to the Election Commission on September 19. At a press conference organized on Tuesday at the party's central office, NC's Spokesperson Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat clarified that the Central Parliamentary Committee's meeting had determined the names of the candidates recommended by the concerned agencies as per the Party's statute.
Dr Mahat further said, "Intense discussions were held among the office-bearers while determining the names of the candidates vying in the upcoming elections to House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies. The decision was made unanimously by the authorized agencies within the party."
Registration of the party and submission of the closed list of the candidates under the PR category for the both elections have been carried out, he shared, adding that if there were any errors in the closed list for PR, the party will correct them within the timeline set by the Commission.
According to him, all party cadres and leaders were asked to work actively so as to secure a win for the party in the upcoming election.
He informed that the discussion on finalizing the seat sharing in accordance with the agreement to enter an electoral alliance with other political parties in the HoR and Provincial Assembly election had reached the final stage.
Once the seat-sharing is over, according to Dr Mahat, the candidates to contest the election under the First-Past-The-Post in the areas chosen by the NC would be finalized.