I have not proposed to go for re-polling: CEC Yadav

Published On: May 31, 2017 08:08 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Election Commission (EC) has said that it has not proposed to go for reelections in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19 (BMC).

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said so when asked whether he is making such proposal to go for re-polling at a meeting underway at the Election Commission Office.

 “I have not proposed to go for reelections. The Information (that) you have received is absolutely false and immature,” CEC Yadadv informed Republica Online in a text message.

Five election commissioners including CEC Yadav are holding a meeting to decide on the issue related to tearing up ballot papers with votes in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-19.

The meeting, which started at 3 pm, is still underway.

The meeting is expected to come up with the decision whether to give continuity to the vote counting or go for reelections in Ward No. 19 of Bharatpur Metropolitan City after going through the submitted report.

Vote counting has been halted in Ward No. 19 of BCM following a brief disruption in the vote counting on Monday.

People in general are curioulsy watching Bharatpur metropolis mayoral vote counting. 

The EC had formed a three-member investigation team to look into the incident related to tearing up ballot papers with votes during the vote counting.

The panel led by Joint Attorney General Gita Prasad Timsina comprises Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs Mahesh Acharya and Additional Inspector General (IGP) Kedarman Singh Bhandari.  

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