52 set sights on 19 National Assembly seats

File: A National Assembly meeting
File: A National Assembly meeting

Kathmandu, January 9

A total of 52 candidates have filed their nomination papers for the 19 National Assembly elections scheduled to be held on January 25.

The nominations were filed on Monday for various categories in the respective election offices of the seven provinces.

On Monday, 52 candidates submitted their nominations across seven provinces. This group comprises 17 candidates in the women’s category, six in the Dalit category, eight from persons with disabilities or minority communities, and 21 from other groups, as reported by the Election Commission.

The spokesperson of the Commission, Shaligram Sharma Paudyal, said that the nomination papers of the candidates were registered at the office of the Election Officer established in all seven provinces from 10 am to 3 pm on Monday.

In Koshi and Madhes provinces, five candidates each have submitted their nominations. In Bagmati province, 15 candidates have registered, while eight have done so in Gandaki, seven in Lumbini province, and six each in Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces.

According to the election calendar announced by the Commission, complaints against the candidates can be registered on Tuesday, the nomination papers and complaints received will be reviewed and the list of candidates will be published on January 10 and 11, candidates will able to withdraw their names on January 12 and the final list will be published, and election symbols distributed to the candidates on January 13.

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