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Election Commission advises PM to hold election in single phase


Nepalnews
2021 May 22, 20:47, Kathmandu
This image shows the building of Election Commission Nepal at Jamal, kathmandu in March 2017. Photo Courtesy: Sushan Dhital

The Election Commission has suggested the PM to conduct the elections in a single phase by making all necessary security arrangement and others though it was announced for two phases.

Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, EC Chief Commissioner, said that the PM has been advised to review the decision of holding election into two phases

Today Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli suggested the EC officials to step up preparation for election by devising a proper strategy based on its past election management experience in view of the coronavirus pandemic. 

In a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya and other office-bearers of the EC today, PM Oli urged them to expedite the works taking into consideration the mid-term election announced for coming November 12 and 19. 

“On the one hand, COVID-19 pandemic is prevailing and on the other election should be carried out within six months. There is no situation to defer the election due to the pandemic. Amidst the pandemic too, various countries including India, the US, the UK and Brazil have successfully completed the elections”, PM Oli said. 

He cautioned the EC office bearers to expedite preparation in the complicated time as per the authority bestowed by the Constitution and laws to the EC after election dates are announced. 

Chief Election Commission Thapalya said that the Prime Minister assured the commission of adequate security arrangement, budget and human resource for the election. Also, present on the occasion were Finance Minister BIshnu Prasad Poudel, election commissioner Ram Prasad Bhandari and Janak Devi Tuladhar. 

It was shared that the new voters’ enrollment would be taken ahead with the amendment of the concerned law on the consensus among political parties and coronavirus infection dropping its rate. 

(With inputs from RSS)

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