Govt to provide election related laws to EC: Minister Thapa

KATHMANDU: The Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Agaya Bahadur Thapa has said the upcoming Provincial and Parliamentary elections won't be halted citing lack of elections related laws.

The government is preparing to endorse related laws to facilitate Election Commission for holding Provincial elections on November 26 and Parliamentary elections on December 7, Minister said, while speaking at an interaction programmee in Kathmandu, today.

Nepali Congress leader Yagya Bahadur Thapa accepted that there has been delay in endorsing the elections related laws, however, he assured EC that the elections won't be halted due to lack of laws.

"I can't guarantee the time frame for delivering elections laws, but i assure you that the laws will be delivered," Minister Thapa added.

He also informed that the elections related laws are being discussed at the State Affairs Committee under the Parliament and amendment issue have raised, so, the government will endorse the elections related laws within few days.

"Lets not doubt on us, its not a ready made coat which could be brought from a shop, we will endorse and provide to EC on time," Minister Thapa clarified.

NC leader Thapa speaking on a different note, said that the party will not forge electoral alliance with any other parties in local polls in province number 2.

However, he reiterated that NC could forge alliance with other parties if the situation and circumstances demands.

Thapa further said that NC had learned from its previous mistakes and claimed that the party would emerge victorious in province number 2.

Similarly, CPN-Maoist Centre leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi speaking on the same programme gave indication that CPN-UML would forge electoral alliance with them in the upcoming local elections.

"We are ready and prepared to forge electoral alliance with any political parties, failure to do so, we will contest in the elections in our own," Rayamajhi shared.

Likewise, Rastra Prajatantra Party leader Dila Nath Giri said the party is looking to forge electoral alliance with the nationalist forces.