KATHMANDU, Aug 18: One of the major reasons behind postponements of elections to pick the heads of parliamentary committees is found to be foreign junkets by lawmakers from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC).
Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav says all elections are possible within January, 2018. Here are excerpts of Yadav’s interview with Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal, Krishna Dhungana and PrashantLamichhane.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: At a time when government has directed Election Commission (EC) to prepare for holding local polls, the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has demanded with the government to hold elections of the House of Representatives at first.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress, which had earlier insisted that local polls be held only after the restructuring of the local bodies, has said that the government should conduct local polls for the interim period under the existing local structures.
KATHMANDU, July 27: A meeting of the Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Centre) has decided to move ahead for holding local bodies elections within mid-April, 2017 after settling issues related to delineation of provinces.
BIRATNAGAR, July 2: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agni Prasad Kharel today said that the government has started engaging in works to formulate or amend necessary acts and laws to hold elections of all three levels—local, provincial and parliamentary.
KATHMANDU, July 1:Coordinator of the newly-formed party Naya Shakti Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, has said that the local elections should be held only after restructuring the local bodies as stated in the new constitution.