Re-polling in Rukum's two polling centers today

Published On: December 1, 2017 02:11 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

RUKUM, Dec 1: The polls that were postponed on November 26 in two polling centers in Rukum (West) are being held on Friday. 

The polls were postponed after the ballot papers were burnt by the use of acid. The Office of the Chief Election Officer said that entire preparation was completed for the re-polling in each center of Bafikot Rural Municipality and Athbiskot Municipality. 

The government officials have already been deployed to the polls. Chief Election Officer Kaji Bahadur Rai said that the officials have been deployed for re-polling as per the directive of the Election Commission. 

The voting for the elections to the House of Representatives would be held in polling center (A) at Kanda-based Ratra Primary School in Bafikot Rural Municipality-5 while the voting for the proportional would be held at polling center (B) of Nepal Rastriya Secondary School in Athbiskot Municipality. 

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Rukum Rajendra Prasad Dhamala said that the security situation has been beefed up in both the polling centers. 

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress has announced not to take part in the voting process in the polling center (B) of Nepal Rastriya Secondary School in Athbiskot Municipality until its cadre was released till Friday. A Nepali Congress cadre was arrested for his alleged involvement in the burning by the acid of the ballot papers in Athbiskot in the election held on November 26. 

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