EC asks govt to shut int’l border 48 hours before poll day

Published On: May 5, 2022 07:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Election Commission (EC) has asked the government to make necessary arrangements to close all international border crossings 48 hours before the poll day. 

The border transit points are to remain shut until polling is completed so as to complete the administrative work of the local level election scheduled for May 13 in a free, fair, and fearless environment.

A meeting of the EC office-bearers on Thursday decided to send a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs to close the international border points from the midnight of May 10 and stop all domestic traffic on the poll day, said EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel.

Similarly, the EC will send a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs to strictly prohibit the sale, distribution and consumption of alcohol in the designated areas from the midnight of May 10 until voting concludes for effective implementation of the provisions of Section 71 (Prohibition of Alcohol) of the Local Level Election Directives, 2078 BS.


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