HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KASKI: Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety today said that it is only a matter of days before the government announces the date of Constituent Assembly polls.
Speaking to THT in Ghachowk, the CEC said, “As parties have almost reached a consensus regarding the amendment of the Election Act, the interim election council will most probably announce the polls date within 10 days.”
Uprety went on to add: “Disputes among the political parties have been sorted out and the draft of the amended Election Act is also ready. Once the ordinance is approved, government will announce the date of election.” He urged the people not to disrupt the Election Commission’s preparations under any pretext.
Further, describing election as imperative to institutionalise democracy in the country, he said, “Although the previous CA failed to deliver the statue, we should not lose our spirit. CA is the only medium in which a constitution can be drafted.”
Upreti was in Gandaki and Dhaulagiri. He interacted with the locals over the election matters and encouraged them to actively participate in the election process.
Koirala calls on President
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala on Monday called on President Ram Baran Yadav at the latter’s office in Shital Niwas and requested him to take necessary steps to bring the disgruntled parties on board to take part in the Constituent Assembly polls. During the one-hour meeting, the duo held talks on how to create an atmosphere for CA polls, according to Koirala’s personal secretary Laxman Dhakal. They also discussed contemporary issues. On his part, the president asked Koirala to take special initiatives in his capacity of High Level Political Committee coordinator for creating a favourable atmosphere for polls.