The Legislature-Parliament session today endorsed ‘Local-Level Election Act (first amendment) Bill- 2017’. The bill was passed by majority after going through clause-wise deliberations, accepting the proposal presented by Home Minister Janardan Sharma. Taking part in the clause-wise deliberations on the bill, lawmaker Prem Suwal said the act required to operate the local bodies, which, according to him, would help strengthen democracy was yet to be formulated. He demanded the government to come up with a bill towards that end.
Lawmaker Meena Pun demanded the guarantee of participation of all political parties in the election before endorsing the bill.
In his response to queries raised during the discussions, Minister Sharma said the bill relating to the first amendment to the ‘Local Level Election Act’ was introduced before the House as the government wished to ensure a greater acceptability of the constitution and to the participation of all political parties in the second-round election by lifting the legal complexities seen to this connection.