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.
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba , talking to a team of Election Commission of Nepal led by Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers on Sunday, has instructed the authorities concerned to get ready for holding both elections assuring of the formulation of electoral laws and formation of the Commission at the earliest.
Minister for Home Affairs Janardan Sharma, who was also present in the meeting, told that the meeting also dwelt on collection of voters’ list and whether the voters’ list could be registered at the local levels.
Chief Election Commissioner 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 utilise 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 could register their names in the voters’ list in their districts by July 30 for the provincial and federal elections due by January 21, 2018.Follow @gorkhapost
Provincial members take oath of office and secrecy
KATHMANDU — Provincial governors of six provinces, except Province 7, have administered oath of office and secrecy to elected members of Provincial Assembly on Sunday.
The governor of Province 7, Mohan Raj Malla, will be administering the oath to Provincial Assembly members at around 2:30 PM at the Kailali District Coordination Committee Hall today itself.
While the swearing-in ceremony was scheduled for 1 PM today, there has been a delay after Malla had to travel by road after his flight got delayed.
The swearing was held as per the constitution.
The Provincial Chiefs administered the oath to the senior most member of the provincial assembly followed by the latter administering the oath to the remaining members of the House.
Earlier on January 19, the newly appointed governors of the seven provinces took oath of office and secrecy from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at Shital Niwas.
Then Election Commission had submitted the list of candidates elected to the provincial assemblies to the seven governors soon after they took their oath from the President.Follow @gorkhapost