KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from Member Secretary of National Sports Council (NSC) Tankalal Ghising for his involvement in a publicity campaign of the CPN (Maoist Center).
As per a complaint lodged at the EC, Member Secretary Ghising is charged with involvement in the publicity campaign in Ramechhap district.
Likewise, the EC has sought clarification from Mayor of Manohara Municipality Upendra Karki on charges of seeking votes for the candidate of his ideological proximity by violating the election code of conduct.
Similarly, the EC has asked for clarification from Mayor of Parshuram Municipality Bharat Badayar Joshi and Deputy Mayor Bimal Thapa for seeking votes for the candidates.
Furthermore, the EC has sought clarification from Hamro Nepali Party’s candidate Dambar Sahu of Kathmandu-1 and Dipendra Chandra Thakuri of Makawanpur-1 of the House of Representatives (HoR) for engaging in the publicity campaign without clarifying their partisan affiliation.
Meanwhile, the EC has directed the Nepal Credit and Commerce (NCC) Bank to postpone its annual general assembly.
The EC made such a directive as the candidate of HoR from Sindhupalchowk-2 is a board of directors of the NCC Bank who is scheduled to attend the annual general assembly on November 18 in Kathmandu where a grand party is to be organized with a purpose to make a political influence by gathering a large number of people during the silent period.
The EC has directed that the organization of AGM by violating the election code of conduct could also pose a risk to peace and security provision.