KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to cancel the candidature of those who were candidates in the local level elections and have not submitted their expenses details, if they are found to be on the proportional representative (PR) list for the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies elections.
The EC said that the candidates who have not submitted their expenses details after running in the local level elections cannot be a proportional candidates for the House of Representatives and provincial assembly elections.
Similarly, EC has asked the people who were candidates during local level election but haven’t submitted expenses details and are candidates in the proportional quota to pay the fine by October 22.
The EC said that only if the fine is paid within the specified time then only the proportional candidacy be maintained, and if otherwise, their names will be removed from the list.
Complaints have been lodged at the commission against 12 candidates for the House of Representatives and 15 candidates for the provincial assemblies under the proportional election system. The commission said that it is currently studying the complaints.
The EC has decided to remove the candidates from the closed list for the proportional election system for members of the House of Representatives and provincial assembly if they don’t pay the fines within the office hours on October 22.