Separate ballot papers unlikely for upcoming polls: CEC Yadav

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Pradad Yadav has said that it would be difficult to print two separate ballot papers for upcoming federal and provincial elections, as reported by RSS.

Talking to media in Kathmandu, on Friday, CEC Yadav said that the ballot papers were printed in consent with the political parties, as the printing of ballot papers is already underway.

He further said that it was too late to print two separate ballot papers in the last hour of the elections.

However, Yadav said despite the time limitation, they were holding talks with concerned bodies regarding the issues and would take appropriate decision after their suggestions.

It may be noted that the Supreme Court already gave a verdict that it was meaningless to speak about interim order on printing separate ballot papers.

Earlier, the EC had given the verdict over a writ petition filed by Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal leader Sarvendra Nath Shukla demanding that the EC should print separate four types of ballot papers for the provincial and parliamentary elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7.