Removal of Publicity Material Which Violates the Code of Conduct

  May 8, 2022 By: INSEC

In Madhyapurthimi Municipality, the Office of the Election Officer has started removing campaign materials against the ruling alliance including the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML.

Maiya Kandel, Election Officer of Madhyapurthimi Municipality informed that the office has started removing the campaign materials while monitoring the city area.

She further said that the Nepali Congress, UML, CPN-Maoist Centre and CPN-Unified Socialist had been keeping campaigning materials in the municipality against the code of conduct.

According to Kandel security personnel were being deployed in different areas of the municipality to remove party flags, election symbols, banners, flags kept in vehicles and badges.

Election Officer Kadel said, “We have been monitoring the market once a day. We have seen that campaign materials have been placed in the main market and inner streets against the election code of conduct. In such cases, we have immediately informed the party leaders and removed them.”

Assistant Election Officer of Madhyapurthimi Municipality, Keshav Silwal, said that the main parties were involved in the violation of the code of conduct.

He said that the parties have been replying that they will remove the campaigning materials kept at the doorsteps. When the big parties break the rules, the smaller parties and independent candidates also get the chance.

Ramesh Giri