CEC Yadav urges teachers, civil servants to remain neutral

Kavre, November 14

Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav today urged teachers and civil servants not to lobby for any political leader or force.

Addressing an interaction organised for visually impaired persons in view of the forthcoming provincial and parliamentary elections in Dhulikhel of Kavre today, Chief Election Commissioner Yadav appealed to all the teachers and civil servants to be the true envoys of the election commission. “You are the true election ambassadors. Hence, carry out your duties accordingly,” said Yadav.

Chief Yadav said visually impaired persons should be provided with special facilities by the state as they were special citizen of the country. “We couldn’t manage the voting machine this time due to hectic poll preparations. Hence, the families concerned should support visually impaired voters to use their franchise rights,” said Yadav. He informed that there were 16,478 visually impaired and 129,324 physically challenged persons in the voter list. He added that voter education campaign for the visually impaired and physically challenged was not adequate.

Yadav expressed happiness as many visually impaired persons were involved in the teaching profession.  As many as 79 visually impaired persons, who were involved in various social organisations, attended the interaction.