No one can stop elections now, says CEC Yadav

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav said no any force could stop the local level elections now as all legal and managerial frameworks had been prepared for the same.

Speaking with journalists in Kathmandu today, the chief of the constitutional poll body said the Commission had been expediting preparations to hold the nationwide polls on May 14.

Yadav informed that the works regarding the printing of voters' list had reached the final stage while ballot papers were being printed.

"The Commission has been carrying out technical tasks speedily," he added, "Works regarding human resource management are also underway."

Informing that the Commission directed the government to deploy staff for the elections in all local levels by March 16, he added, "Then, the environment for polls will be created."

He requested all political parties to cooperate with the Commission to create a poll-conducive environment.

"All kinds of disagreements and dissatisfactions should be turned into consensus," he suggested, "The government and major parties should play a special role for the same."

Yadav was hopeful that the Madhes-centric parties which had been warning of foiling the polls would ultimately take part in them.