Protests Demanding Re-voting in Three wards of Chapakot
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
Journalist Beaten for Making News on Election Updates
Ramesh Banjara (Indra), the publisher of Bagmati Express weekly, and Ramkumar Rijal (Elon), the columnist of the same newspaper, were beaten up on the night of December 4. Journalists were…
Accused of Rape Arrested
Police have arrested Kamlesh Mallah, 24, of Siyari Rural Municipality-4, Dhansara, on the charge of raping an 11-year-old girl. the accused was arrested on December 2 from Kapilbastu. The victim…
Complaint Filed in Court Against Torture in Detention
A complaint was filed against the team of police led by Assistant Sub Inspector Hari Thakuri (Hamal) of Sunkhani Temporary Police Station on the accusation of beating Basu Khadka, 34,…
Vote Counting Postponed After Finding More Ballots than Alloted
The counting of votes in the district has been stopped since the morning of December 2 after more ballots were found during the sealing of the ballot boxes. Chief Electoral…