Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has said that right information should be disseminated as voters could be affected due to lack of right information during election.

Inaugurating an interaction on 'Dissemination of Right Information during Election' organised by the National Information Commission here today, Speaker Sapkota said the responsibility of disseminating right and true information had increased.

He opined, "Local-level elections scheduled for May 13 is a great festival of the nation. We all should participate in the election as responsible citizens."

Sating that democracy could not remain alive without election, the speaker said that election was an opportunity for the nation and the people.

Some political forces are still wanting to participate in the election process, he said, expressing the view that maximum efforts possible should be taken to bring such forces into the election process.

Speaker Sapkota said that the government should incorporate all sides in the mega campaign of election as the election is for all.

Similarly, Chief Information Commissioner Mahendra Man Gurung said that true and factual information should be disseminated to the people to clear the rumours.

People, political parties and government bodies should be aware of misleading information.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 12, 2022, of The Himalayan Times.