‘Prez should immediately approve National Assembly Election Ordinance to avoid constitutional complexities’

National Assembly Election Ordinance

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr Prakash Saran Mahat has said that the President Bidya Devi Bhandari should immediately approve the ordinance on the National Assembly Election arguing that holding the ordinance could create constitutional complexions.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal in capital on Thursday, Mahat said, “Multiple transferable voting was proposed, only since it was an easier method.”

“CPN (Maoist center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has sought consensus among the parties over the ordinance but CPN-UML Chair Oli is not showing any flexibility,” he added.

“It is wrong that the UML is accusing NC of provisioning single transferable votes after seeing the result of local level elections.”

“President cannot hold the ordinance. She should immediately approve the ordinance,” he furthered adding, “The more the President holds the ordinance, the more constitutional complexities it creates.”

“We will step down only after electing National Assembly because NC cannot cross constitutional line,” he added.