52 candidates in the fray for 19 NA seats

Kathmandu, Jan 9: A total of 52 candidates have filed their nomination papers for the 19 National Assembly seats election 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.

The 52 candidates who filed their nominations in the seven provinces today include -17 under women’s category, six under Dalit category, eight under persons with disabilities or minority communities, and 21 under other groups, according to the Election Commission.

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

Five candidates each have been registered their nominations in Koshi and Madhes province, 15 in Bagmati, eight in Gandaki, seven in Lumbini province, and six each in Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces.

According to the election calendar announced by the EC, complaints against the candidates can be registered on January 9, 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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