EC should be given authority to announce election date: Yadav

BIRATNAGAR: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that authority should be given to the Election Commission to announce elections date.

Inaugurating the newly constructed building of Regional Election Office in Biratnagar today, CEC Yadav expressed the view that such act would make the EC powerful and it would help to hold the election in an easy and smooth manner.

He said that the EC would be compelled to forward its activities without hampering National Assembly election process scheduled for February 7, if provincial chiefs were not appointed till January 21.

Yadav urged the government to appoint provincial chiefs soon as legal complexities related to elections have been surfaced due to delay in appointment of provincial chiefs.

Urging not to doubt on EC's activities as it has been carrying out activities as per the constitution, he said that the EC should be allowed to carry out works unhindered as it is an independent body.

CEC Yadav said that support of all was indispensable to hold National Assembly election as the EC has forwarded election related process for the same, saying House of Representatives is incomplete until the National Assembly election.

“The three-storey building has 12 rooms along with a seminar hall and was constructed at a cost of 14.5 million rupees,” said Chief of Regional Election Office in Biratnagar, Prem Prasad Sanjel.