Don't judge election security from small untoward incidents: EC

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission has said minor untoward incidents that have occurred sporadically could not be made a basis to assert that the entire security arrangement as weak.

High level election security committee coordinator, Sudhir Kumar Saha, informed that the meeting held among security agencies and top government officials made thorough review of election security and decided to take action against anyone, group and forces involved in frustrating election.

The Election Commissioner Saha said, "We've ample security forces, resources and effective channel of communication. We're sure about peaceful election. One can't say election security is weak in view of the some minor incidents."

According to him, coordination and cooperation among political parties, candidates, voters and other stakeholders would be maintained smooth. Some 272,000 security persons have been mobilized.

He further said State's presence is everywhere to ensure fear-free atmosphere to the voters.

During the meeting, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav expressed the belief that the security agencies would work in well coordination to make the election successful.