KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) is holding interactions with leaders representing the political parties in the dissolved Constituent Assembly this afternoon.
The EC has invited political stakeholders in a bid to clear all legal and constitutional hurdles by July 22 for holding elections for a new constituent assembly on November 22.
After failing to meet the deadline to deliver the new constitution on May 27, government has announced the fresh elections for CA due on November 22.
It is learnt that top leaders of the major political parties have not thronged the office of EC at Kantipath.
Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chairman Pashupati Shumsher Rana and Rastriya Janamorcha Chairman Chitra Bahadur KC were seen entering the office of EC.
According to EC, If the polls are to be held, the Interim Constitution and other acts related to elections need to be amended.
For EC, in the absence of Parliament , consensus among political parties is the only way which can clear the legal hurdles.
EC has already notified government that to conduct polls on November 22, the government needs to amend 13 provisions of the Election Act, Interim Constitution, Election Commission Act, Voters' List Act and Constituent Assembly Election Act by July 22.