No one should carry out activities hampering NA election: CEC Yadav
KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged all political parties to help give full shape to federal parliament by holding National Assembly election in a successful manner.
Inaugurating the election operation and management training organised for election officers, assistant election officers, and district election officers to be deputed in National Assembly election here today, CEC Yadav said that no one should carry out activities that would hamper the election management.
He said it was the responsibility of all to hold National Assembly election successfully and without disruption as it will fully shape the federal parliament, saying preparations were underway for the NA election in course of fully implementing the constitution.
The Election Commission Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal said that the centre has been thinking of assigning a technical centre for vote counting of NA election as it was a complex process.
According to the EC, NA election is scheduled from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on February 7, 2018.
A total of 23 people - including district judges from Morang, Dhanusa, Lalitpur, Kaski, Dang, Surkhet and Doti - participated in the training. Polling centres will be set up in all seven provinces. The EC has also prepared samples of four ballot papers.
Chairperson and vice-chairperson of rural municipalities, mayor and deputy-mayor of municipalities, and state assembly members can cast their votes in the polls. There are a total of 2,056 voters for the elections (1,506 from local level, and 550 from provincial level).
According to the constitution, a total of 56 members will be elected for the 59-member Assembly from both local and provincial levels. The remaining three members will be nominated by the President on government recommendation.