Five political parties are set to participate in a by-election to the National Assembly seat lying vacant in Bagmati Province.

Spokesperson of the National Election Commission Raj Kumar Shrestha said that Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, CPN-UML, Nepali Congress, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and CPN-Maoist Centre have registered their parties at the election commission for by-election.

The ballot paper for the by-election will reflect election symbols and serial numbers of the contesting political parties. As per the ballot paper, CPN-UML will have the election symbol of 'Sun' while Nepali Congress has 'Tree' as its electoral symbol.

CPN-Maoist Centre has the symbol of 'sickle and hammer in a circle'. The NWPP has the electoral symbol of 'Madal'.

The Election Commission has decided to publish in the Nepal Gazette a calendar for the by-election to be held on 20 May 2021 for the vacant National Assembly seat in Bagmati Province as per the Clause 48 (930) of the Political Party Act 2016.

It has also decided to determine the election symbol for political parties which are registered for contesting the election.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 30, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.