Silent period for upper house polls begins from today

Published On: January 24, 2022 10:50 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, 24: The silent period for the National Assembly (NA) election slated for January 26 began from Sunday midnight.

Election related campaigns are prohibited from midnight, according to Election Commission Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel. 

In a press statement released on Sunday, the commission ordered that the publicity materials and electoral signs be removed from the polling centers and campaigning through digital platforms such as Facebook and Viber be stopped.

The commission has urged one and all to comply with the election code of conduct. 

Voters could cast their ballot showing the voter identity card issued by the commission during the local level election in 2017, House of Representatives and Province Assembly member election and the by-election in 2019. 

Upper house election is going to be held for the posts of 19 members whose terms will expire from March 4 this year.



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