By-polls: Code of conduct comes into effect

KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has enforced the election code of conduct for the April 27 by-elections announced for the Ilam constituency-2 and the Bajhang Province Assembly 1(A).

The House of Representatives (HoR) by-election is taking place in Ilam and the Provincial Assembly election in Bajhang.

The election code of conduct aims to ensure that the elections will be held in a free, fair, safe, and credible atmosphere, it is said.

According to EC Spokesperson Shaligram Sharma Poudel, the election code of conduct is applied to political parties, election candidates, sister, and other affiliated organizations, and all the stakeholders and its violation is punishable by law. It has also set limits for the election expenditures for political parties and the candidates.

The pre-election campaign which includes the publicity campaign, rallies, mass meetings, corner meetings, other gatherings, and the use of the means of transport and media shall be in line with the provisions mandated by the code of conduct.




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