President Bidya Devi Bhandary has given permission to mobilize army focusing the third phase of local level election scheduled for province number 2 on September 18.
The president has given permission based on sub-section (2) of section 66 of Nepal’s Constitution according to the office of the President.
Prior to this, President had already given permission to mobilize army during first and second phase of local level election. The objective of the army mobilization is to hold election in peaceful and fearless environment according to the government.
The Prime Minister had seek for the permission to mobilize army on August 22 after the decision from the meeting with Security Council and Minister’s cabinet.