PM asks Election Commission chief to stay ready for polls

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday held a meeting with Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav and told him to stay prepared for the local polls.

"The two held one-to-one meeting on preparations for upcoming local elections," PM's aide Manahari Timalsina told THT Online, without divulging further details.

It has been learned that the Prime Minister assured the chief of the constitutional body that the government was at the last stage of polls announcement and the poll dates would be declared very soon.

In response, Yadav had reiterated that the Commission would need a specific time even after the date announcement for logistic preparations of the polls.