Bharatpur to send torn ballot papers to apex court

Chitwan, June 25

District Administration and Chief Returning Officer’s Office Chitwan are preparing to send the ballot papers torn during vote counting of ward 19 of Bharaput Metropolis to the Supreme Court as per its directives on Tuesday.

The Chief Returning Officer’s Office agreed to airlift the ballot papers after sealing them on the 8:15 flight on Tuesday, during an all-party meeting, in Bharatpur today, as per Assistant Election Officer Gambhir Ghimire.

The apex court had issued a directive directing Bharatpur Metropolis to dispatch the torn ballot papers within a week on June 20. A joint bench of Acting Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli and justice Hari Krishna Karki had issued the order last Tuesday.

The cadres of CPN-MC had torn some ballots at Ward 19 of the metropolis after the first phase of polls.

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