EC asks govt to make special security arrangement during polls

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission has directed the Home Ministry to make special security arrangement for third phase of local level elections in province number 2 to conduct elections in free, fair and peaceful manner.

The third round of the local level election is taking place in all eight districts of the Province No. 2 on September 18.

A meeting of the EC issued the directive in this regard.

The EC also asked the government to make arrangement to keep the licensed weapons under the surveillance of concerned District Administration Offices as well as stop production and selling of alcohol during the election.

A press release issued by EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma also directed the government to keep some people suspicious character under police surveillance.