National Assembly By-Election: Separate Polling Booth for COVID Infected
A separate polling booth has been provided for Covid infected voters in the by-election to the vacant post of National Assembly member from Bagmati.
According to the Election Commission’s Bagmati Provincial Office, three separate polling booths have been set up for the election to be held at Bhutan Devi Secondary School in Hetauda on May 20.
According to the office, a separate polling booth has been set up for the 13 Covid-infected voters.
According to Election Officer Gobinda Prasad Poudel, voting has been arranged from three polling stations in the by-election following all the health security standards.
There are 238 representatives (chief-deputy chief) of 109 and 119 local level voters in the Bagmati Pradesh Sabha in the election starting from 9 am.
Out of the voters, one provincial MP has 48 votes and one local level representative has 18 votes. In other words, there are 9,564 votes in the province with 5,232 of the 109 province parliamentarians and 4,284 of the 238 local representatives.
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa from the CPN-UML, Dr. Khim Lal Devkota from the Congress-Maoist alliance and Krishna Bahadur Tamang from the NCP have nominated their candidates in the by-election.
The Election Commission has stated that some people have issued a statement asking for votes against the code of conduct.
The commission has issued a statement on May 19 drawing attention to the issue of soliciting votes for the by-election to the National Assembly in Bagmati.
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