EC categorizes over 50 percent voting centers in Madhesh Province as ‘most sensitive’

Published On: April 22, 2022 02:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JANAKPUR, April 22: More than 50 per cent voting centers of Madhesh Province have been included in the ‘most sensitive’ list. 

The Election Commission (EC) has kept as many as 1,063 voting centers of Madhes Province in the ‘most sensitive’ list by reviewing the security challenges as all eight districts of the province share open borders with India. 

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police of Madhesh Province Police Office, Janakpurdham, Umesh Ranjitkar said that security arrangements have been made at these voting centers, which have been kept in the ‘most sensitive’ list of Madhesh for the local-level election scheduled for May 13. 

The EC had categorized the voting centers as most sensitive, sensitive and normal as per the recommendation of the district-based security committee by reviewing the incidents that happened in the province in the previous elections, according to DIG Ranjitkar.. 

Similarly, 828 voting centers of the province have been categorized as sensitive and 212 voting centers as normal. 

Meanwhile, 136 licensed weapons have been handed over to the local administration in the province following a notice issued by the District Administration Offices in view of upcoming local-level elections. 

The District Administration Offices of the eight districts of the province had issued the notice to hand over the licensed weapons within April 13. 


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