Newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav

Newly appointed Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav assumes office at the Election Commission, in Kathmandu, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Photo: RSS
KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said that the Election Commission could not hold the local polls unless the names, numbers and border of local bodies were finalised. Speaking at an interaction on the draft bill related to the Election of members of the House of Representatives and Federal Assembly here on Tuesday, he said that verbal commitment would not ensure the elections and underlined the need for formulation of necessary laws and developing infrastructure for the same. Dr Yadav said that the elections should be free, fair and neutral. According to him, the Election Commission could only update the voters' list after the names, numbers and border of local bodies were finalised. He informed that the Commission has amended different acts related to the elections and has send the revised copies to the government. The amended acts are Commission Act, Voters Act, Voters' Education Act and Local Election Act 2048 BS among others.