Parties told not to violate election code of conduct

Phidim, June 7

Chief Returning Officer’s Office, Panchthar, has alert political parties through letters to follow the basic election code of conduct after the parties were seen violating the code of conduct while carrying out election campaigns in the district.

The office today sent the letters to the parties after the cadres of various political parties were found to be involved in pasting flags, posters, pamphlets among other election related materials in temples, public places and, electric poles, among other places.

Uttam Shrestha, who observed whether or not the parties were following the election code of conduct, signed the letters on behalf of the office. The letter asked the parties to remove posters, banners and flags among other election related materials pasted in public places.

Similarly, the office informed that it has been working to send election materials, including ballot papers to different polling stations and centres as the election date is just around the corner.

As many as 14 political parties including Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre, Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Federal Socialist Forum among others have registered with the election office in Panchthar.

Meanwhile, security management was tightened in the voting centres of Kumyak Rural Municipality.

Nepal Police and Nepali Army are patrolling round-the-clock to ensure security in polling stations of the rural municipality. There are 10 voting centres in the rural municipality where 10,022 voters will cast their ballot on June 28.