Parties to finalise Provincial Assembly representatives Friday

KATHMANDU: The political parties are currently working on finalising the names of Provincial Assembly members for the seats received under proportional representation system.

Spokesperson at the Election Commission, Dinesh Kumar Ghimire said that the parties must finalise the names of lawmakers and present it at the Commission by Friday.

Thirteen parties that have crossed the minimum threshold required to send representatives to state assemblies must submit names of 220 lawmakers by office hour on Friday.

The Election Commission, on December 22, had allotted the political parties a week's time to submit the final list of lawmakers representing the parties in the State Assemblies.

NWPP, Bibeksheel Sajha among the first parties to pick lawmakers

Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) and Bibeksheel Sajha Party today submitted the names of lawmakers representing the parties in Province Assembly, Commission Spokesperson Ghimire said.  Both the parties have won seats in Province 3.

27-year old Srijana Saiju will represent NWPP at the provincial assembly whereas Bibeksheel Sajha Party has picked Ramesh Paudyal, Shova Shakya and Biraj Bhakta Shrestha as its provincial assembly members.

All the names have been sent to the EC on Thursday.