EC seeks clarification from poll candidates for violating election code of conduct

Published On: October 20, 2022 12:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from Durlav Thapa, who is contesting election from Bhaktapur Constituency 2 for the House of Representatives (HoR). 

The EC sought a 24-hour clarification from Thapa for running an election campaign allegedly violating the election code of conduct issued for the upcoming Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives election on November 20. 

A complaint was filed against Thapa after he put NC’s flag, flex print and banners with his photos in major thoroughfares of Ward Number 2, 3, 4 and 6 of Suryabinayak Municipality in Bhaktapur district.

Similarly, the EC has also sought 24-hour clarification from Chairman of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-16, Mukunda Rijal for posting the content regarding the publicity of NC in social media platforms.

Likewise, the EC has sought 24-hour clarification from Krishna Kumar Shrestha, a HoR candidate from Bara constituency-4.

Shrestha is accused of running an election campaign violating the election code of conduct. The EC had received a video clip where the candidate of CPN (Unified Socialist) had promised the prospective voters of 'free visa, free ticket' for those seeking foreign employment.


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