Nomination for HoR member by-election today «

Nomination for HoR member by-election today

A programme has been scheduled today to file nomination of the candidates for the by-election to the member of House of Representatives (HoR) taking place on April 23. According to the Election Commission, nomination could be filed till 5:00 pm at the office of the election officer established at the respective constituencies.

There is a schedule to publish the list regarding registration of nomination of the candidates at 6:00 pm today itself. Complaint could be filed against the candidates from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesday, according to the EC. Similarly, a decision would be made after investigating the nomination paper and the complaint within 5:00 pm on Wednesday and the name list of the candidates would be published within 6:00 pm on the same day.

Likewise, candidates are allowed to withdraw their candidacy from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on April 6 and the final name-list of candidates would be published at 3:00 pm on the same day. The candidates would get election symbol after the publication of the final name-list. The voting process would take place from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm on April 23. According to the EC, counting of votes would start from 7:00 pm on April 23 once ballot boxes from all voting centres are collected in a safe manner. The by-election is taking place at Tanahu-1, Bara-2 and Chitwan-2 constituencies.

The by-election is taking place in Tanahu-1 after the election of NC’s lawmaker Ramchandra Paudel, elected from the same constituency, to the post of the President while in Bara-2 after the election of Janata Samajbadi Party’s lawmaker, Ramsahaya Prasad Yadav, to the post of Vice-President. Similarly, the by-election is taking place in Chitwan-1 after the post of Rabi Lamichhane, elected as lawmaker from the constituency, was invalidated by the Supreme Court order.