Acting Chief Commissioner of the Election Commission Neelkantha Upreti has said that election to the Constituent Assembly could be held on November 22 if the political parties are able to forge consensus to end the existing political stalemate and also agree on election programmes.
Speaking at an interaction programme with employees of District Development Committee of Parbat district Sunday morning, Upreti, however, said that the CA election could also be held within April 13 next year if it is not possible on November 22 this year.
The Acting Election Commissioner also informed that the EC is already making necessary preparations for holding CA elections, stressing that it should be held by April 13 next year under any circumstances.
He further said although there is no provision about CA re-elections in the Interim Constitution of Nepal, he added the elections could be held on November 22 if laws were formulated for the same in the constitution.
Upreti also expressed concern over the negative impact the absence of people’s representatives in the local level has caused in the implementation of development projects. On the occasion, he informed that an estimated Rs. eight billion will be spent to hold the CA elections. nepalnews.com