Violation of election code of conduct is subject to action: EC

Published On: October 14, 2022 10:25 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Election Commission (EC) has said the violation of election code of conduct issued for candidates of House of Representatives (HoR) and provincial assemblies warrants punishment. 

During a meeting of the central monitoring committee of the EC on Thursday, Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya directed the monitoring committees at the central and district offices and monitoring officers not to hesitate to take actions against those found violating election code of conduct. 

Thapaliya asked the officials to take this issue seriously and take action by seeking clarification promptly. 

On the occasion, the Committee Coordinator and Election Commissioner Ram Prasad Bhandari pledged to strictly implement the election code of conduct. He said that the issue of violation of the election code of conduct is intolerable. 

It is stated that the government officials, university teachers, schoolteachers and other officials should abide by the election code of conduct and the chiefs of concerned offices are directed to immediately take departmental actions if the officials were engaged in violation of election code of conduct. 



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