Election Law, Constituency Determination Commission soon, PM assures

KATHMANDU: The government has reaffirmed to formulate the laws relating to the provincial and federal elections and formation of the Commission on Constituency Determination soon. 

Talking to a team of Election Commission of Nepal led by the Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Sunday, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba instructed the authorities concerned to get ready for holding both elections assuring of the formulation of electoral laws and formation of the Commission as the earliest.
Present in the meeting was Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma who told RSS that the meeting also dwelt on collection of voters’ list and whether the voters’ list could be registered at the local level.
Chief Election Commissioner Dr Yadav shared that they demanded formation of the Commission and formulation of the election act and submission of reports relating these two pertinent issues to which PM Deuba, according to Yadav, assured of endorsing the election law through fast-track and formation of the Commission.
The Commission, meanwhile, has urged one and all eligible voters to utilize the opportunity to register their names in the voters’ lists in their respective districts within July 30.
The Commission has put in place the provision where the voters all over the country could register their names and photo in the voters’ list in their districts by July 30 for the provincial and federal elections due by January 21, 2018.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Deuba has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to take stance for the cause of ex-Gurkha’s for equality.
Receiving the memo from British Gurkha Joint Struggle Committee comprised of seven different organizations affiliated to the ex-Gurkha Army on Sunday, PM Deuba assured the visiting members of the Organization to take initiatives from his side.
The ex-Gurkhas, who claim that they have been facing problems of inequality and discriminations from the UK government, have been crusading for the equality.
A talk between the technical group on behalf of the UK government and another group of the Committee is due on 26 July in a bid to seek resolution.
If the meeting ends inconclusively, the talk between the foreign secretaries of the two countries would seek the resolution.
According to Committee’s Coordinator Krishna Bahadur Rai, the memorandum aimed at drawing the attention of government for its positive intervention to ensure equality for the ex-British Gurkhas. RSS

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