KATHMANDU, July 25: Albeit late, the Ministry of Home Affairs has prepared the drafts of three ordinances related to the election of the Constituent Assembly and is making preparations to table them in the cabinet this week.
A senior official at the Office of the Prime Minister told Republica that the ministry has prepared the draft ordinance of the Constituent Assembly Act, the Voters Roll Act and the Election Act.
"We sent back the drafts of the ordinances to the Ministry of Home Affairs, with our inputs in the drafts, on Tuesday," said a senior official at the law ministry preferring anonymity.
The government was supposed to come up with laws related to the Constituent Assembly election by June 22 to make the November 22 election possible.
The Election Commission has already made it clear that it would not be able to hold the election if the laws and the Interim Constitution are not amended 120 days before the election.
EC had given June 22 deadline to the government to amend the laws as the existing ones are related to the Constituent Assembly election held in April 2008.
Sources said that the cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday is likely to take up the drafts and decide to send them to the bills committee of the cabinet.
"We know that these laws will not be promulgated through ordinances until political parties forge consensus. Yet we want get the drafts of the laws ready," said another official at the Prime Minister´s Office.