Take measures to avert anti-poll activities, PM tells security chiefs

Dhangadi, November 15

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today directed chiefs of security agencies to avert all kinds of anti-election activities in the country.

PM Deuba, who has also been looking after the Ministry of Home Affairs, issued the directive while inaugurating a regional security symposium of Province 7, in Dhangadi today.

“Some incidents targeting election candidates have been reported in some districts, of late. I urged the authorities concerned to probe the cases and have adequate measures in place to ensure that such incidents do not happen, again,” said PM Deuba.

He instructed security chiefs to take steps to contain cases of assault and extortion and help create a free, fearless atmosphere for the upcoming elections. He also stressed that despite existing challenges related to poor implementation of the election code of conduct, geographical inconvenience, limited budget and lack of election materials in all places, all civil servants, commoners, political forces and security agencies had to play their roles to create a conducive environment for elections.

Secretary at MoHA Mohan Krishna Sapkota said the ministry was doing its best to ensure that the upcoming polls were held in a peaceful manner. He directed district security chiefs to make arrangements for proper security in their respective districts.

Sapkota further informed that regional security symposiums were held in all provinces to avert anti-election activities and adopt strategies as needed.