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Election environment exciting-PM Dahal

Kathmandu, May 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said the upcoming local election is taking place in overall exciting environment.

Prime Minister Dahal said this after a discussion held at the Election Commission on various matters related to election preparation and challenges.

Had there been no diligent efforts from the Election Commission for local polls, it would have been very tough to create public trust and excitement towards elections, the Prime Minister further said.

He further said that the proactive role of security forces has also did not allow the environment for the untoward activities against the election.

PM Dahal said that the government was too serious on the incident occurred in Dolakha on Tuesday and has directed the authority concerned to investigate into the incident.

CPN-UML Parliamentary Party Deputy Leader Subas Nembang drew the attention of the EC towards an incident of the killing of his party cadre during election campaign.

Naya Shakti Party Nepal Coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai said the frequent breaching of code of conduct by the government has raised doubt on the fair and free elections.

He asked whether it was a violation of code of conduct or not when the government declared the expansion of four super cities within the Kathmandu.

Speaking on the occasion, Nepali Congress leader and Minister for Physical Infrastructure Ramesh Lekhak said the party’s attention has been drawn over the incident of arson on the vehicles of his party cadres in Dhading and Nuwakot.

Also speaking on the occasion were RPP leader Buddhi Man Tamang and Federal Socialist Forum leader Rajendra Shrestha.

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav expressed grief over the incidents of manhandle and arson in different places when the final preparation was on for local level elections.

On the occasion, leaders of the political parties had signed the commitment paper to not allow such incidents to take place and comply with the election code of conduct enforced by EC. RSS

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