EC decides to conduct re-election in Bharatpur-19

Published On: June 3, 2017 03:42 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to hold re-election in ward 19 of Bharatpur Metropolis.

The meeting of the high officials of the EC, including all the commissioners and other officials on Saturday, decided to declare all the votes cast in the area invalid and to conduct the election again. 

The investigation was launched after halting the vote counting.

On Sunday, Election Commission had formed a three-member probe panel comprising Joint Attorney General Gita Prasad Timsina, Joint Secretary of the Minister of Home Affairs Mahesh Acharya and Additional Inspector General of Police Kedar Man Singh Bhandari to look into the  incident.

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