KATHMANDU — Voting for the second phase of House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections has commenced with excitement in 45 districts today. The polls opened at 7 am amidst tight security. and will continue till 5 pm.
Voters have arrived at their respective voting centres to cast ballot to elect 128 House of Representatives and 256 Provincial Assembly members.
Total 1,663 candidates are contesting for parliament and 2,819 candidates for the provincial assemblies under the First-Past-The-Post system.
Likewise, 5,848 contenders are in the fray for 110 seats in parliament and 220 seats in provincial assemblies under the PR category.
The elections will elect 128 member of parliament and 256 members of the provincial assemblies. Apart from these directly elected people’s representatives, 110 members of parliament and 220 members of the provincial assemblies will be elected under the Proportional Representation category.
Over 200,000 security personnel have been deployed in the ground for the elections, according to Home Ministry. Other than security personnel, more than 155,000 poll officials have been deputed for managing the elections today.
The completion of the second phase of elections will ensure a federal parliament at the centre and provincial assemblies in seven provinces as envisioned by the new constitution adopted in 2015.
The first phase elections were conducted in 32 districts on November 26.Follow @gorkhapost
Two killed, 32 injured in road accident
PARASI— At least two people died and other 32 were injured when a commuter bus met with an accident at Bhumahi of Nawalparasi-West along the East-West Highway this morning.
The Kakadbhitta-bound bus (Na 5 Kha 1096) from Mahendranagar met with an accident nearby traffic police office.
One of the deceased has been identified as Lokendra Bahadur Karki, 33, and another dead is yet to be identified, shared Alok BK, Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Sunawal.
The injured are being treated at different local hospitals.Follow @gorkhapost