Vote Count Obstructed in Bajura

  November 23, 2022 By: INSEC

The vote count for the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly election has yet to start. The obstruction resulted from postponed polling at Nandeshwari Secondary polling station, Budhinanda Municipality-5, after a clash between CPN-UML and Nepali Congress members at 9 am on November 20. The polling station had a total number of 28 votes.

The administration has safely kept 112 ballot boxes from the 70 polling stations in a newly constructed building of the district administration office.

Chief Electoral Officer Dhakaram Poudel said that the decision to postpone was decided at an all-party meeting after a discussion between political parties and polling officers. The Election Commission was sent a report from the polling officer and a written statement of the decision taken by the all-party meeting. The  Commission has not sent its decision yet.

According to Poudel, he received a petition from The Nepali Congress accusing CPN-UML of occupying the booths in eight polling stations and a petition from  CPN-UML accusing the Nepali Congress of occupying booths in 18 polling stations. Counting votes will resume after the Commission decides on the postponed polling center.

In the district, 82 thousand 890 voters, including 40 thousand 537 women and two others, and 51 thousand 186 people, including 29 thousand 516 women, have voted. The calculated number of votes doesn’t include 28 votes cast in Budhinanda Municipality-7.

Padma Bahadur Singh