EC directs NC to furnish clarification within 24 hours

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission has directed the Nepali Congress to furnish clarification why not to take action against NC Birgunj Metropolis-15, President Anil Singh for breaching the electoral code of conduct.

The EC came up with the tough directive, acting on a tip-off, that more than 400 NC cadres under the leadership of Birgunj Metropolis, Ward President Singh were involved in polls publicity.

EC Spokesperson Surya Prasad Sharma said that such directive was issued based on the complaints lodged protesting NC motorbike rally.

The third phase of local level elections in eight districts in province number 2 is slated on September 18.