Yadav, Bhattarai ask for elections of provincial assemblies

Published On: July 16, 2017 02:10 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 16: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav and Naya Shakti Party Nepal Coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai asked the government to hold the elections of provincial assemblies before holding the election of federal parliament.

Issuing a joint-statement, Yadav and Bhattarai warned political parties and government that the political discussions to maintain 240 electoral constituencies could harm democratic republic.

"We are concerned about the reports that the political discussions are taking place to maintain the old electoral constituencies even after starting state restructuring and holding local level elections.  We, at any cost, will not accept such decisions, if taken," read the statement.

Likewise, the two leaders urged to make conducive environment for the upcoming elections by amending the constitution. However, the two leaders said that the amendment bill tabled in the parliament needs changes and opined that all the concerned political parties should sit on dialogues immediately.  

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