Government will hold local level elections: Khanal

  • Get News Alerts

Prime Minister's Political Advisor Chakrapani Khanal has called for removing all the doubts over the prospect of the local elections that the government announced to hold on May 14.

Khanal made the remark after inaugurating the 3rd District Convention of the Young Communist League (YCL) Myagdi on Monday in Beni.

Stating that the government would hold the local elections at any cost on May 14, Khanal added that the government's services would reach the doorsteps of the people. "The services and facilities concentrated at the district headquarters will now be accessible for the people through the village council and municipalities under the federal set up, not only the facilities, but how the budgets of the villages and places are developed will now be in the hands of the people," he said.

He termed the local elections as mandatory to institutionalize the agendas.

Khanal further added that the government was making efforts to resolve the problem seen in Madhes.

He said PM Dahal was taking steps to unite mountains, hills and tarai and institutionalize the achievements following the big transformation.

Khanal, who was the deputy commander of the then People's Liberation Army (PLA), noted that the Maoists launched the people's war to establish people's rights. He said the objective of the Maoist agitation and people's war would be accomplished if the new constitution can be implemented.

The YCL – the sister wing of CPN (Maoist Center) – on Monday elected a new working committee in Myagdi under the leadership of Bhoj Bahadur Thapa aka Kumar. RSS


More News

  • DPM Thapa, UML Chairman Oli discuss contemporary issues

    DPM Thapa, UML Chairman Oli discuss contemporary issues Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Kamal Thapa and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli held a meeting Thursday to discuss the country's contemporary issues. During the meeting that took place at the CPN-UML's parliamentary party office, Singha Durbar, the two discussed the issues related to the local level election, discontents of the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and restructuring of local bodies.

  • Indian ambassador Puri calls on UML Chairman Oli

    Indian ambassador Puri calls on UML Chairman Oli Indian ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri Thursday called on CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli at latter's party office, Dhumrabarahi in the capital.

  • Upendra Yadav stresses on single phase election

    Upendra Yadav stresses on single phase election He said that his party will fight in the local poll across the country if the constitution amendment bill was passed. He argued that his party could enter into electoral alliance with the newly formed Rastriya Janata Party Nepal.

  • Oli says revising number of local units after declaration of polls is rigging

    The participating representatives of the UML from across the country working for the party's election campaign are participating in the closed session of the assembly. The other party leaders will impart orientation to the participants in the closed session which will also chart out the party's election campaign plans.

  • PAC to launch investigations into tax exemption issues

    PAC to launch investigations into tax exemption issues A meeting of the Committee held Thursday instructed the Ministry of Finance, Revenue Department and officials of the then Tax Settlement Commission to provide to it all details relating to the tax concession decision and its implementation within the next two weeks, citing the decision was made as per the Tax Settlement Act- 2033 BS.


  • Challenges for reconstruction Challenges for reconstruction

    One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.

    Apil KC/Keshab Sharma

  • Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India

    The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.

    Jiwan Kshetry


  • Mero Kathmandu Mero Kathmandu

    Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.

    Sumana Shrestha

  • Identity and nationhood Identity and nationhood

    Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.

    Ketan Dulal

Readers Column

  • Traffic Police in Kathmandu

    As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.

  • Menstrual taboo outdated

    I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.