KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Over 100 persons indulging in anti-election activities were arrested from across the country, according to Home Ministry spokesperson Narayan Prasad Sharma Dawadi. The majority of the arrested are from the Biplav-led Maoist party.
Incidents of bomb attacks targeting the candidates have been on the rise recently. Former speaker Onsari Gharti, DPM Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Minister Janardan Sharma and CPN (MC) leaders Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Barsha Man Pun, former Minister UML leader Sherdhan Rai, who were candidates from left alliance, were attacked with IEDs.
Similarly, Nepali Congress candidates and leaders Ram Chandra Poudel and Ram Sharan Mahat were also attacked with bombs.
However, Spokesperson Dawadi said though some anti-election groups have carried out incidents in some places in a clandestine manner, the local administration has been directed to check such activities. He also urged all voters to take part in the voting confidently, as law and order has been fully guaranteed.