UML asks EC to announce PR results of House of Representatives


BHAKTAPUR, Dec 28: CPN-UML has asked the Election Commission (EC) to immediately announce the results of the proportional representation (PR) election system of the House of Representatives.

At the Standing Committee meeting of the party held at party chairman KP Sharma Oli’s residence in Balkot on Thursday, the party has decided to draw attention of the EC to facilitate formation of a new government by announcing the PR results, party secretary and chief of publicity department Yogesh Bhattarai said.

The meeting concluded that delay in result announcement of PR was unfortunate and has drawn attention of the EC towards confusions on formation of new government, he added. Bhattarai said that a party delegation would talk to the EC to this end.

Similarly, discussions were held on formation of new government and finalizing the unification of UML with CPN (Maoist Center) through the meeting of party unification coordination committee as well as the constitution of the National Assembly. “Unification of UML and Maoist Center will take place soon. Party Chairman Oli informed the meeting about his positive talks with Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’,” Bhattarai shared.

The unification coordination committee shall meet either Friday or Saturday to sort out organizational and management of political leadership through consultation, he added.

Meanwhile, the UML has finalized the names of 75 candidates to represent the UML in the Province Assemblies under the PR system. The lists would be submitted to the EC on Friday.

Senior leader Jhalanath Khanal, leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, vice-chairmen Bamdev Gautam and Bhim Rawal, General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel, Secretary Pradip Kumar Gyawali and other standing committee members were present at the meeting that lasted for around five hours. RSS