A total of 52 candidates have filed their nomination papers for the 19 National Assembly seat elections scheduled to be held on January 25.
The nominations were filed today 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 the women's category, six under the 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 seven provinces from 10 am to 3 pm today.
Five candidates each have 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.