Kathmandu, 14 October, 2017 : Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the government not to take any decision that can affect the scheduled parliamentary and provincial elections.
The request from the election body chief comes at a time when speculations are rife that the government is preparing to reshuffle the cabinet by sacking ministers from the UCPN (Maoist), a key coalition partner. The relations between the two ruling coalition partners--Nepali Congress and the Maoist Center--have soured after the Maoist Center forged an electoral alliance with the main opposition CPN-UML last week.
"Since we have already expedited poll preparations I urge the government not to take any unpopular decision that affects scheduled elections," said CEC Yadav addressing training organized for election officers in Dhulikhel.
"We successfully conducted the local polls. It was made possible because of support from all walks of life. This time too, I request one and all not to create obstacles from anyone."