CEC Thapaliya calls for making election fair and frugal

MORANG: Chief Election Commissioner Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has directed the chief election officers and election officers to conduct the local level elections responsibly and with due sensitivity.

Addressing a province-level training of trainers on operation and management of the Local level Elections-2079 BS organized by the election Commission, Nepal here today, he stressed the need of making the local level election free, fair and frugal.

Chief Election Commissioner Thapaliya said the Election Commission has forwarded all the processes required by the laws and the constitution for the local level election and the Election

Guidelines and self-declaration provisions will make the candidates more accountable.

He added that the Commission will set up a mechanism to monitor and follow up on the compliance of the election code of conduct.

The Chief Election Commissioner said telephone and internet facilities were accessible at 10,200 polling booths.

Chief Secretary of Province no 1, Dr Ram Prasad Ghimire said the election should be taken as a festival and all should become responsible for conducting it in a free, fair and fear-free environment.

One hundred and twenty officials, including the chief election officers and election officers from 11 districts in the province except Khotang and Okhaldhunga are taking part in the training of trainers. RSS

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