September 15, 2017
The new Nepali Government, led by Prime Minister Deuba, has successfully completed the first 100 days of its functioning, yesterday.
In this regard, the government says it has fulfilled key promises made in the first cabinet meeting.
Holding the local polls on time was one of the key priorities of Deuba-led government as promised by Deuba in his first Cabinet meeting on June 7, 2017. With the elections in progress, the government claims that as its major achievement in the first 100 days.
Another major element of the Deuba-led Nepali Government is the formation of the largest-ever cabinet of 54 ministers, through which, Deuba set a record in the political history of Nepal.
Speaking at a meeting held to announce the government’s achievements, Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara said the government made a commendable progress in the post-earthquake reconstruction activity.
The Minister for Information and Communication Mohan Bahadur Basnet lauded the Congress-Maoist coalition for facilitating a conducive environment during the time of elections by bringing the agitating Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal on board the polls. He said that would help in successful implementation of the constitution.
Delimitation of electoral constituencies for the federal and provincial elections, visits of the President, Vice President and Prime Minister to India were among other achievements listed.
Silence Period from Today Midnight
Meanwhile, the election silence period for the third phase of local-level elections will begin from today midnight.
The Election Commission made an announcement in this regard yesterday, wherein, it asked the political parties and related stakeholders to stop election campaigning activity through any medium including social networking sites.
It also asked the state media not to publish any news that promotes any contesting candidate or political party. EC had set a time limit from 8 AM – 7 PM today for the political parties to pack up their electioneering activity.
The third phase of local polls will happen in 136 local units of 8 districts in Province 2 on September 18, 2017.