January 25, Kathmandu. The Election Commission has urged the government to fix the date of local elections as soon as possible.
On Tuesday, the commission issued a statement pointing out to the government that there would be problems in the election management work as the date of local elections was being delayed.
The commission had met the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Kartik 8 and suggested the government to fix the date for holding the local elections in one phase on Baishakh 14 and in two phases on Baishakh 14 and 22.
Similarly, the commission officials had met the Prime Minister on Push 9 and requested him to fix the date of local elections. However, after the government delayed in setting the date as per its suggestion, the commission drew the attention of the government again.
In 2074 BS, local level elections were held in the first phase on 31st Baishakh, second phase on 14th Asar and third phase on 2nd Asoj.
The Election Commission has been stating that according to the Local Level Election Act, based on the date of the first phase of the election, there is a constitutional and legal obligation to hold the local level election by Jeshtha 5.
The Election Commission has been repeatedly urging the government to fix the date of the election, saying that the Election Commission should also prepare for the election by Jeshtha 5.
See the statement of the commission