Local elections will be held by mid-December: PM

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that local body elections would be held by mid-December this year.

Issuing a directive to senior police officials while monitoring the Nepal Police Headquarters at Naxal on Saturday, PM Oli said,"Local body elections will be held by November. Begin preparations for the same."

He claimed that the general elections would be held next year.

The nine-point agreement signed with the UCPN-Maoist, the second-largest ruling coalition partner, would help to strengthen the activities of government, PM Oli said.

"The nine-point agreement is the agreement paper of the government to carry out works," he said.

On the occasion, he lauded Nepal Police for playing a coordinating role between society and government.