Tight security arrangement for election

Dhangadhi, June 18: The security arrangement has been well placed in Kailali district for holding second phase of local level elections in a free and fair manner. Chief District Officer Govinda Prasad Rijal shared that the security situation has been consolidated in all 13 local levels of the district in view of civic polls on June 28. “A separate security base of Nepal Police, Armed Police and Nepal Army has been set up at 13 local levels under the...

Election of Province 2 postponed to bring all parties on board: Leader Thapa

Bhadrapur, June 15: Leader and joint-coordinator of the Central Publicity Committee of the Nepali Congress, Gagan Thapa, has said that the election of the Province-2 was postponed with an objective of bringing all parties on board the election. At a programme organised by Nepal Press Union, Jhapa, here today, leader Thapa clarified that the election date was deferred for the welfare of the country and people. Urging the media persons to take the every activities of the Nepali Congress...

ANNFSU demonstrates against poll deferral in Province 2

Kathmandu, June 16: The All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) close to the CPN (UML) gathered in front of the Ratna Rajya, Exhibition Road to hold demonstrations today in protest against the government decision to hold the local-level election in the Province No. 2 in the third-round. Terming the decision to defer the election earlier scheduled for June 28 as ‘interference’ in the independency of Election Commission, the ANNFSU has demanded the government revise the decision and hold...

Yadav blames govt. for plotting conspiracy to disintegrate Madhes

Janakpurdham, June 15: Member of Presidium of Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Raj Kishor Yadav, has blamed that the decision of the government of holding the local-level election of province no 2 on September 18 was the conspiracy to disintegrate the Madhes. At a news conference organised here today, Yadav said, “The RJP-Nepal has not signed any agreement with the government regarding the election.” Saying although they are not against the election, they would not participate in the election until their...

Preparations almost complete in Kanchanpur for polls

Bhimdattanagar (Kanchanpur), June 15: All preparations have been close to over for the June 28 elections, said the District Election Office, Kanchanpur. Ballot boxes and papers sent by the Election Commission have arrived in the district, said district election officer Keshab Singh Bhandari. “The total 457 new ballot boxes have arrived. We have more than 150 ballot boxes in stock,” he said, adding that voter education programmes started at all wards. The election materials are ready to be transported...

EC tells govt, political parties to stand firm on June 28 local polls

Kathmandu, June 15: The Election Commission has urged the government and the political parties to remain steadfast on the second-phase of local election scheduled for June 28. The EC officials made this suggestion during the discussions held with leaders including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (UML) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar today. Following the discussions, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that the government expressed its commitment to...

RJP cadres capture 55 polling officers in Rajbiraj

Rajbiraj (Saptari), June 14: Cadres of the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal that has come to the street demanding an amendment to the constitution before the second-phase local-level election have taken some 55 election officers deputed in the district under control. The RJP cadres reportedly took them under control from the main gate of the Rajbiraj-based Mahendra Bindeshwori Multiple Campus where the latter reached to attend the training organised for them before the election. The RJP cadres reached the...

27 polling stations in Rukum marked as highly ‘sensitive’

Rukum, June 14: A total of 27 polling stations in the district have been identified as highly ‘sensitive’ for the June 28 elections. There are a total of 31 polling stations in the district housing three rural municipalities under Province 5. Of them, 14 polling stations at Putha Uttarganga rural municipality have been marked as highly ‘sensitive’ while eight at Bhume rural municipality and five at Sisne rural municipality. Following the finding, security has been tightened in the areas,...

Poll publicity activities gaining momentum in Sunsari

Itahari, June 14: As just two weeks are left for the second-round of local-level elections scheduled for June 28, poll-related activities are gaining momentum in Sunsari with political parties and election candidates intensifying the election publicity campaign. Political parties as Nepali Congress, CPN (UML), Rastriya Prajatantra Party and CPN (Maoist Center) have already announced candidacies for the posts of mayor, deputy mayor, wards chairs and other members. With the finalization of name list of candidates by all political parties...

Election publicity materials make Bhaktapur district look ugly

Bhaktapur, June 14: Four municipalities of Bhaktapur district have become ugly after the publicity materials used during local-level election have not been removed yet. The four municipalities have become ugly as the political parties have not removed the publicity materials including banners, flax boards, party’s flags used in the election even after one month of first round of local election. The first round of local –level election was held on May 14. Election publicity materials are still seen all...

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