UML seeks all three elections by mid-December

Kathmandu, February 14

The CPN-UML today drew the government’s attention to the need to hold all three elections —- local, provincial and the parliamentary — by mid-December this year.

The Standing Committee meeting of the principal opposition held today at Chairman KP Sharma Oli’s residence in Balkot has also demanded conducive environment for elections.

UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai said that all three elections were possible by mid-December and elections depended on the government’s will power.

According to Bhattarai, local polls were possible in May and provincial and parliamentary polls were possible between mid-November and mid-December. He said that the UML would accept simultaneous provincial and parliamentary polls.

UML leaders also discussed contemporary political developments, the upcoming Free Student Union polls and election of Federation of Nepali Journalists in the meeting. The UML concluded that obstruction of the FSU and FNJ polls were a ploy to foil any election in the country and demanded that these elections be held on the stipulated dates.