Political parties lack consensus on holding local elections: Former EC

Former chief election commissioner of Nepal Neel Kantha Upreti has raised concerns over the conduct of local elections in May.He believes the road to elections is difficult and lots of tough steps are required to be taken by the government in order to conduct successful polls. Nepal has been experiencing a political turmoil ever since the constitution was promulgated in September 2015.The Madhesi and other minority groups are opposing the local elections as they demand the government to amend the constitution before holding polls.