Maoists flout EC code of conduct

Morang, February 8:

The Maoists are writing election slogans on walls at different places in Morang district in violation of the election code of conduct.

Such wall paintings could be found on culverts and shops along Biratnagar-Rangeli road and Jhurkiya-Urlabari road.

Clause VIII of the Election Commission Code of Conduct restricts poll graffiti, pasting posters and hanging up banners.

“Party cadres in the rural areas are ignorant of the code of conduct and therefore they may have done this out of ignorance,” Maoist Morang deputy in-charge Sushil said, adding, “The party will stop the act immediately if it is against the code of conduct.”

“If anybody files a complaint against the violation of code of conduct, we will initiate the process of taking action against it,” chief at Morang election office, Mahesh Timilsina said.