EC invites Law Ministry for discussion on election laws


January 28, 2022


EC invites Law Ministry for discussion on election laws

Building of the Election Commission at Kantipath, Kathmandu. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has invited the Ministry of Law to discuss the upcoming elections. The EC is to consult about laws related to the election with the Law Ministry today.

Secretary at the Ministry of Law Uday Raj Sapkota informed that the EC sent an invitation for a discussion at 11:30 today.

The EC is of the view that local-level elections should be held in the coming April. It has also been pressuring the government to set an election date at the earliest.

However, no date has been set as ruling coalition partners are still discussing the issue and mulling to postpone local level elections.

On the other hand, the government is said to be preparing to amend some laws, saying they contradict the constitution.

The Ministry of Law has already discussed the matter with the Attorney General.