CEC Yadav urges govt to guarantee peace, security during polls
Nov 11, 2017-Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the government to fully guarantee peace and security during the parliamentary and provincial elections.
Speaking at a programme organised at the Reporters’ Club in the Capital on Saturday, he said, “Attacks targeting the candidates are regrettable. We are serious about the incidents that took place on Friday and Saturday.”
Yadav was referring to the attacks on the vehicles carrying election candidates in Rukum and Rolpa districts.
"Let there be no such incidents anywhere and let such incidents not repeat," CEC Yadav said, cautioning the Ministry of Home Affairs. He also appealed to all not to cast doubt over timely elections.
Emphasising that all the voters should be able to take part in the elections without any fear, he said a meeting of the high-level security mechanism has been called for tomorrow (Sunday) to make an assessment of the security situation.
According to him, all necessary preparations for the first phase of election taking place on November 26 have been completed while the ballot papers for 15 districts have been printed for the second phase election.
The Chief Election Commissioner also urged the journalists to disseminate true, factual and balanced news for the stability of democracy. He urged the media to fully abide by the election code of conduct. RSS
Published: 11-11-2017 18:36