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44k police deployed in the East for poll security

  • Victims to vote for one who works for flood control
  • Madhes-based parties eye alliance
- EASTERN BUREAU , BIRATNAGAR

Jun 4, 2017-

As many as 44,000 security personnel including the Nepal Police and Armed Police Force members have been mobilised in the 16 districts of the eastern region for the upcoming round of local level elections.

Eastern regional police chief Deputy Inspector General Ramesh Kumar Bhattarai said 36,000 personnel are mobilised in the districts for election.

Among the 2,371 voting centres in the region, 775 are deemed as “highly sensitive” and 858 as “sensitive”. 

Bhattarai said they are watching criminal gangs as they can threaten people during the elections in the Tarai and other parts of the country.

DIG Janakiraj Bhattarai of the Armed Police Force said more than 8,000 personnel from the force are mobilised in the eastern districts for security purpose.

Victims to vote for one who works for flood control

SAPTARI: Flood victims of the Tilathi Koiladi Village Council in the southeastern part of Saptari district said they will vote for the party which works for flood control. Places in Tilathi, Belhi, Sakarpura, Topa and Koiladi get inundated every monsoon due to the flood on the Khado stream. Madhu Yadav, a local of Babhanagama in Koiladi, said they cannot move from one place to another during monsoon.

Madhes-based parties eye alliance

MORANG: The Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum-Nepal and the Nepal Loktantrik Forum are making preparations to form an electoral alliance with the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal for the second phase of polls in Morang district. 

Raj Kumar Yadav, district chairman of the SSF-Nepal, said his party and the Loktantrik Forum have already decided to form an alliance in the district. 

“We also welcome the RJP-Nepal if it likes to join us,” said Yadav. 

However, Mohammad Kadari, district coordinator of the RJP-Nepal, said there was no meaning of forming the alliance without the party directing them to join the election process. There are eight Village Councils, eight municipalities and one metropolis in Morang district.

Published: 04-06-2017 08:24

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