Chitwan: The Election Commission (EC) has called on the parties for registering for the by-election to be held in Chitwan constituency number 2 on April 23.
The EC, through a notice, called on the parties for registration between February 22 and 28 for contesting the by-election. The parties whose registration is valid till February 17 have been asked to register for the by-election.
The parties have been notified to submit an application for registration at the office of the Election Commission during office time from February 13 to 28. The constituency became vacant after Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) President Rabi Lamichhane, who was elected from the constituency last November 20, lost his lawmaker status as his citizenship certificate was found invalid by the Supreme Court last month. Before this, the Election Commission has also made public the election schedule for the by-election. The by-election process will begin on April 3 with the nomination of candidates.
As per the election calendar endorsed today, the polls panel will update voter list for the constituency between February 12 to March 30. Candidates wishing to contest election from this constituency will have to file their nomination papers on April 3. The next day, people can file complaints against candidates. On April 5, the EC will publish the final name list of the candidates. The next day, the EC will allot election symbols to the candidates.