EC proposes to restrict election candidate to only one constituency
The Election Commission (EC) has proposed the government to allow the candidate for the election to contest from only one constituency.
The EC proposed 'one candidate, one constituency' policy in the proposed act to amend Constituent Assembly (CA) Member Election Act, 2008 which has already been submitted to the government.
Earlier, the Act had allowed the candidates to contest from more than one constituency.
In the CA election held in 2008, the UCPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, another Maoist leader Dev Gurung, Nepali Congress leader Sher Bahadur Deuba,then UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal, leaders of then Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum- Nepal, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar and Upendra Yadav had contested from two constituencies.
"Restricting candidate to only one constituency is our proposal, we are waiting government's response," said EC spokesperson Sharada Prasad Trital. nepalnews.com