EC concerned about RPP, its chairman’s remarks

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 20, 2017-The Election Commission (EC) has said its serious attention has been drawn to the activities of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party and statements from its chairman, who is also a deputy prime minister in the incumbent government, in relation to a decision taken by the poll body. The RPP is in protest against the EC’s decision of removing “monarchy” and “Hindu state” from its party statute. Taking exception to the RPP’s act of burning the copies of its decision and remarks related to that by a senior member of the Cabinet, the EC in statement on Wednesday warned the party not to repeat such acts. The EC last month removed “monarchy” and “Hindu state” from the RPP’s statute, saying they contravened the constitutional provisions of republican order and secularism. The EC has also reiterated that it is in the final stage of its preparations to conduct May 14 local level elections in a free, fair and credible manner.

Published: 20-04-2017 07:54

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