Stories By 'PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA'
Representation under the “Madhesi” category could be reduced in the federal parliament as the proposed bill on the Election to the House of Representatives seeks to separate the Tharu and Muslim communities from the group.
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The Election Commission (EC) has written to the government asking to determine and publish the list of “minority communities” whose representation must be ensured at the local levels.
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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has stressed the need for making efforts to create an environment where all political forces, in and outside Parliament, can be accommodated for successful holding of May 14 local level elections.
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The Election Commission on Wednesday consulted with the Office of Attorney General on how to provide electoral symbols to some of the parties represented in Parliament which have undergone merger and or have split from the original party.
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The number of people, who suffered the atrocities of war during the decade-long Maoist insurgency-- both from the security forces and the rebel group, is likely to increase, as the taskforce formed to verify the unacknowledged victims of conflict plans to submit its report to the government on Wednesday.
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The Election Commission appears to be softer towards the government’s recent activities that could undermine the Election Code of Conduct that came into force on March 1.
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