Candidacy filing time deferred by two days

KATHMANDU: In a bid to ensure all political parties' participation in the local level elections, the time for filing candidacy has been deferred by two more days.

The Election Commission agreed to extend the time after discussion held between the government and the EC officials at Singhadurbar about the second round of the local elections. Earlier, the time to file candidacy was scheduled on 16 June.

Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said it would act accordingly after receiving the decision from the Council of Ministers.

The government urged the EC to fix the candidacy filing date for June 18 reasoning that it got signal from the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal that it would take part in the elections.

In the meeting, CEC Yadav however said they had nothing to respond on government's request to fix the election date in Province No 2 for September 18.

The second round of local level election is being held in Province No 1, 5 and 7 on June 28.