Majority of political parties violating COC

  June 23, 2017 By: INSEC

There has been a peaceful election campaign by the political parties in province number one on June 23 in context of local level election. During the election campaign, majority of the political parties were found to be using T-shirts, caps, flags and banners against the election code of conduct. In province number 2, the political parties and cadres are demotivated after the date has been postponed.  At the same time RJP has against announced the general strike from June 25 demanding the government to address their demands.

 According to ILAM district Representative Kokila Dhakal, the district election commission has started to send the ballot papers and boxesa to the respective polling centers.  The political parties in the district have been violating election code of conduct by using banners and flags prohibited by COC.

Similarly, according to district representative Santosh Ruchal, the election activities in the district has accelerated along with the approaching date of election. The active political parties are busy on asking for votes and till now there has been no news of clash reported in the district.

According to the District Election Officer Pradeep Shah, the voters ID card will be distributed from June 26.

Similarly, the security has been tightened in the district. Temporary police, Nepal police and armed police have been deployed in the district for security according to DSP Pravin lal Shrestha.

According to Bhojpur District representative Kiran Rai, the political parties are busy on their election campaign. Police have arrested two cadres of Nepal Communist Party focusing the security of the district. There are 141 polling stations in the district. The training for 144 staffs has been concluded on June 23, The police personnel in remote part have already been deployed according to DPO.

According to district representative Babu Ram Bastola of Sankhuwasabha, the political parties of the district have violated the election code of conduct while seeking votes from the voters. The parties have used T-shorts, caps abd banners and flags against the code of conduct.

According to Terhatum district representative Bhagishwor Limbu, almost all political parties have used T-shirts and caps in the district against the election code of conduct. The District Election Office said that verbal complaint has been lodged against political parties of using children during the election campaign.

According to Sunita magar, Kotang district representative, majority of the political parties are found to be violating election code of conduct as they have used T-shirts with their election symbol and caps.

According to Okhaldhunga district representative Shiva raj Dhungana, in Molung village council-7, Patle, there has been a clash between the cadres of CPN UML and Nepali Congress. In a clash, UML village committee secretary Tek Raj Sunwar was injured.

According to Saptari district Representative Manohar Kumar Pokhrel, under in 16 districts under the province number 1, in 14 districts, the election environment is normal however the environment in Siraha and Saptari under province number 2 is not normal. The date of local leve; election in this province has been postponed however RJP is still in agitation demanding their government to address their demands.

The normal lives of the people have been affected by the general strike by RJP. People are more terrorized after the party has announced general strike from June 25.



INSEC regional Office, Biratnagar