Local election in Province 2 to take place in third phase

Posted on: June 15, 2017 | views: 664

The government is to organize the local level election in Province No. 2 in the third phase to ensure the participation of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) in the local election.

The ruling parties have agreed to hold the local election in Province 2 in the third phase after the RJPN stated that it was not going to take part in the election until its demands were met.

Nepali Congress leader Bimalendra Nidhi said the leaders of the ruling parties and the RJPN in discussions held at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar today reached to an understanding to hold the election in Province 2 in third phase in consultation with the Election Commission while holding the election in the rest of the provinces on the slated date of June 28.

CPN (Maoist Centre) spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said they expected the RJPN to now join the election after reaching this understanding.

Home Minister Janardan Sharma said discussions were held on holding the local level election in Province 2 in the third phase based on political consensus although it was possible in terms of security to hold the election in all provinces.