Kathmandu, August 4
The Constituency Delineation Commission is all set to start data analysis and report writing from tomorrow as it has completed the task of collecting suggestions from the public.
It collected suggestions from the public on delineation of constituencies through newspapers, email, phone and local level offices, according to Ganesh Raj Karki, spokesperson for CDC. The panel could not collect suggestions from all parts of the country due to time constraints.The CDC was given 21 days to complete its task. “CDC officials reached out to the people in densely populated cities as Biratnagar, Janakpur, Birgunj, Pokhara, Nepalgunj, Surkhet and Dhangadi and collected suggestions,” said Karki today.
The panel was formed on July 20, 2017 under former justice Kamal Narayan Das to determine 165 constituencies for the election to House of Representatives and 330 constituencies for provincial election,both of which are to be held by January, 2018.
The commission had started its field work on 26 July. All suggestions collected from the public will be taken into consideration while determining electoral constituencies, said Karki.
He said the panel will prepare its report for delineation of constituencies based on population and geography and will submit it to the government by 15 August.
A version of this article appears in print on August 05, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.