Election Commission at Kantipath, Kathmandu. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarifications from as many as 37 individuals and political parties for violating the election code of conduct.
The EC has enforced the code of conduct since last April 8.
Conduct to be followed by political parties, candidates and their sister organizations Chapter 4 of the Election Code of Conduct mentions that the conduct should be followed by the political parties, candidates vying for the election and their sister organizations.
Clause 12 of the same Chapter states that the political candidates and their sister organizations should conduct their meetings, conferences, rallies and political campaign in a disciplined and civilized manner.
No procession, conference, rallies and meetings could be conducted in public places without the local administration’s permission.
Also, the campaigners and attendees participating in meetings, rallies and conferences among others are advised not to wear clothes, hats, vests, shirts, scarfs, gloves and masks, batches and carry bags with election symbols or stickers reflecting election symbols.
Election campaigns in public places are allowed from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm only. Candidates are not barred from disclosing their personal identity details in A4 size papers.
The Conduct prevents fluttering political parties’ flags or flags carrying election symbols in public spaces and one’s houses.