Sitaula unveils security plan for CA polls

Kathmandu, July 13:

Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula today outlined security arrangements to cover four successive phases leading up to the election to constituent assembly and soon after the constituent assembly (CA) elections.

“We have planned four types of security arrangements. The first will cover the registration phase, the second will cover the electioneering campaign, the third will cover the counting of votes and the fourth the post-election scenario,” Sitaula said.

The Home Minister was briefing the Parliamentary Committee on constituent assembly election.

He also issued a call to political parties to come up and demonstrate enthusiasm, which is usually reflected in the run-up to the election. “This (enthusiasm and preparedness) will infuse confidence among the people,” the Home Minister said.

Shedding light on the security arrangements being put in place by the government, the Home Minister said that the government will have Armed Police Force (APF) bases in 240 constituencies, while security cover will also be extended by the centre in deserving cases.

Sitaula also announced that the police will be given 555 vehicles for election related duty and the APF will be given 400 vehicles for similar duty.

Moreover, there will be district level security panel headed by Chief District Officer (CDO).