Federal, provincial parliament election dates to be announced soon: PM Deuba

Nepali Congress president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the date for the upcoming election to the House of Representatives and the Province assembly would be announced soon.

He said so while inaugurating the Nepal Press Union (NPU)’s ninth national general convention in Hetauda today. PM Deuba shared on the occasion that the government has been making necessary preparations for the same.

“The government is at work preparing for the election. I urge the media to use their pens for the conduction of the election in a free, fair, fear-free and credible environment. Only impartial journalism makes the nation and democracy stronger,” the Prime Minister said.

He also pressed for journalism to push its pen on topics of political stability. Stating that the trend of intentional blaming has increased in the media of late, the PM stressed that only impartial journalism would make the nation and the democracy stronger. “The Press has played an important role in the movement for political change in Nepal.”

Prime Minister Deuba recalled that the mass media had played a crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing the important role truthful and objective information played in the country’s development.

Pointing out the need for healthy journalism in the country for consolidating democracy, PM Deuba said the Nepali Congress is always committed to democracy and freedom of expression. (RSS)