EC seeks 24-hour clarification from Madhesh CM Yadav

KATHMANDU: In view of the ongoing by-election of the House of Representatives (HoR), the Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from Madhesh Province Chief Minister, Saroj Kumar Yadav, for violation of the election code of conduct.

The EC said that the Chief Minister’s visit to the Pacharauta municipality was against the election code of conduct when the House of Representatives (HoR) by-election was underway in the Bara electoral constituency-2. It is said the Chief Minister’s visit was not permitted by the EC and it is capable of adversely affecting the impartiality of the election

In the 24-hour clarification, the Chief Minister was asked to challenge whether the vehicle he used during the visit had a white number plate and security arrangements for the visit were managed by the government level, whether his move was proper to his post and violated the election code of conduct and whether he deserved the action in accordance with the Election Commission Act, 2079 BS for the violation of Code of Conduct, according to EC under-secretary Kamal Gyawali. RSS


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