RJP-N registers its name for provincial, federal polls

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal has registered its name at the Election Commission for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly.

A team led by party coordinator Mahatha Thakur registered the party at the EC after submitting required legal documents on Saturday.

The Commission has given the deadline of August 27 for the political parties to get registered.

The EC said that 56 political parties have been registered so far and RJP-N was the 55th party to do so.

On the occasion, the team also held discussions with the Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav and other commissioners regarding the September 18 polls to be held in the Province 2 as well as the upcoming Federal and Provincial polls announced for November 26.

Following the discussions, leader Rajendra Mahato told journalists that the party was registered in the EC as per its decision to participate in the upcoming elections.

Though the party is contesting local polls with bicycle as the election symbol, talks are on to acquire umbrella as a symbol.