Prez Bhandari to EC official: Focus on timely elections

KATHMANDU: Election Commission (EC) officials Saturday called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the President’s official residence, Shital Niwas on Saturday.

On the occasion, the Head-of-the-State Bhandari suggested the EC officials for the focus on holding the upcoming elections on time without being influenced by the political developments in the country as the political atmosphere was itself fluid, according to EC Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal.

During the occasion, President Bhandari was briefed on the EC's preparations for holding the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies in a free, fair and peaceful atmosphere. The President Bhandari expressed her wish for the both elections to take place on the scheduled dates.

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav apprised the President that with the announcement of election dates, the required regulations, directives and working procedures relating to the elections had been prepared and the works relating to management of election materials were going on in full swing.

Election Commissioners Ila Sharma, Narendra Dahal, Ishwari Poudyal, Sudhir Kumar Shah and secretary Begendra Raj Sharma Poudyal were present in the meeting.