Leaders urge EC to mount pressure on govt to hold local level elections on time

KATHMANDU: Leaders have urged the Election Commission to pile pressure on the government to hold the local level elections on time.

Talking to journalists after the all-party meeting called by the Election Commission, Nepali Congress leader Ramesh Lekhak said that they want the government to reach the conclusion on the issue at the earliest by holding discussions.

Earlier, the election body had recommended the government to hold the elections on April 27 and May 3. But the government has not taken any decision regarding the same.

The main opposition CPN-UML leader Bishu Rimal, who attended the meeting, said that the Election Commission was for holding the elections on time.

The Election Commission has claimed that it will have a negative impact on democracy and the federal system if the elections are not held in April.

During the meeting, leader Rimal said that none of the laws will stop the Election Commission from holding the elections in April.

In another context, leader Lekhak urged the Election Commission to increase the voting centres for National Assembly elections to be held on January 26.

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