Building of the Election Commission at Kantipath in Kathmandu/File Photo
KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has allowed political parties and election candidates to organize rallies, mass assemblies and corner meetings in course of electioneering from today.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya has urged the parties and candidates to safeguard the sanctity of the election and comply with the election code of conduct as the election campaign enters the second phase from November 3 that begins today (Thursday).
The EC has so far asked for clarifications from 71 individuals and organizations in connection to the violation of the election code of conduct and they are in the process of responding to that.
The process of collecting facts and conducting an investigation is on in this connection.
The EC has said it expects all sides’ participation in the election and necessary coordination is being established with the security bodies to curb possible election-disturbing activities.
It has also urged the parties and candidates to rise above the kind of abominable situation of installing fences at the vote counting station since such a situation is not palatable in democracy.