EC calls for creating enabling environment for election campaign

Published On: November 14, 2022 10:46 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The Election Commission (EC) has drawn the attention of the concerned ones yet again to create an enabling environment where all political parties or candidates can run their election campaign without any hindrances.

The EC on November 8 had also instructed the district administration offices in all 77 districts to enable the environment for the political parties and candidates contesting the November 20 parliamentary elections to run election campaigns freely at his/her discretion. It had instructed the concerned bodies to ensure safety and security to the election staffers, observers and voters and make sure the election is held in a fair, free and impartial manner and in a peaceful environment. 

In a press statement on Sunday after the news of disruption on election campaign following the dispute that ensued among the candidates and vandalizing vehicles in Chitwan and some other districts, the EC said that its attention was drawn towards the incidents. 

According to the press statement issued by Kamal Bhattarai, Deputy Spokesperson of the EC, the EC has drawn the attention of the Ministry of Home Affairs yet again and instructed it to create an enabling environment for the election candidates to run election campaigns freely and voters to cast their ballot without any fear. 

The local administrations have also been asked to not allow any election campaign in public places without obtaining permission from them. Citing the clause 13 (b and f) of Election Code of Conduct-2079 BS, the Commission said that if more than one political parties or their sister organizations or candidates were organizing election rally, mass rally, corner meeting among others, the local administration should instruct them to alter their program venue or route so as to avoid conflicts.




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