CEC Thapaliya calls for political parties' neutral stance on election code of conduct

Published On: September 13, 2022 11:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has urged the political leaders not to construe the issue of election code of conduct in a different perspective based on the parties' opposition or ruling status. Political parties' understanding and implementation of election code of conduct should be the same, Thapaliya added.

During an interaction program organized on Monday by the National Concerns and Coordination Committee of the federal parliament in regard to the upcoming federal and provincial assembly polls, Thapaliya argued that the election system was not costlier but the candidates were dishonest. 

The interaction program was focused on preparation of elections, laws, management of logistics, security provisions and others.

On the occasion, CPN-UML parliamentary party deputy leader Subash Nembang took exception to the transfer of the civil servants after the declaration of election date. 

Likewise, Senior Vice-Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Narayan Kaji Shrestha said the ministers should be allowed to join the election campaigns without misusing the state resources adding that the ministers are also the members of the particular political parties. 

NC joint general-secretary Badri Prasad Pandey called to prevent profligacy taking place in the election.


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