EC told not to worry about NA poll security

Kathmandu, January 22

The Election Commission today directed all security agencies, including the Ministry of Home Affairs, to arrange proper security during the upcoming National Assembly election slated for February 7.

During a high level security meeting held at the EC’s central office in Kantipath, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhi Prasad Yadav lauded the security arrangements made in the provincial and the parliamentary elections.

He also directed senior officials of all security agencies to ensure adequate security in the NA election.

EC Commissioner Sudhir Kumar Shah directed the concerned officials to make the security planning effective and stressed the need of coordination among all security agencies.

In response, Home Secretary Mohan Krishna Sapkota assured EC officials that the ministry was serious about the NA election security, according to a press release issued by EC Spokesperson Navaraj Dhakal.

Secretary Sapkota also briefed the meeting about the comprehensive security plan prepared by the government for NA election.

EC commissioners Narendra Dahal, Ishwori Prasad Paudel, EC Secretary Begendra Sharma, Defence Secretary Binod KC, Lieutenant General of Nepal Army Purna Chandra Thapa,  IGP of Nepal Police Prakash Aryal, IGP of Armed Police Force Singha Bahadur Shrestha, Chief of National Investigation Department Dilip Raj Regmi was present in the meeting presided over by EC commissioner Sudhir Kumar Shah.