Protests Demanding Re-voting in Three wards of Chapakot

  November 23, 2022 By: INSEC

CPN-UML, Rastriya Swatantra Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, and other parties, including independent candidates, have demanded re-voting for the election held on November 20. They claimed that the booths of three polling centers of Chapakot municipality were captured.

CPN-UML secretary Rajendra Dumre said that a petition was filed demanding re-voting along with the resignation of the election officer and the security officer of those polling centers.

UML and other political parties protested with slogans such as ‘Ensure people’s right to vote.’

Syangja has two constituencies in which there are 244,099 people among which 141,205 have voted which means only 58.84 percent of the total votes have been cast. However, in all three wards of Chapakot Municipality, about 98 percent of votes have been cast.

CPN-UML, Rastriya Swatantra Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, have accused Nepali Congress of capturing the booths. A press conference was held in Chapakot’s Disingkot, Ram Mandir, Din Dayalu, and Janaksakriya Polling Centers regarding this issue.

In the conference, representatives of the House of Representatives candidate Padmaa Aryal, Provincial Assembly candidate Budhhiman Shrestha, candidates of the House of Representatives of the Rastriya Swatantra Party, and other parties demanded a re-voting, labeling this incident as a mockery of Democracy.

Radha Krishna Sharma