Silence period to begin in Ilam-2, Bajhang-1 from midnight


Kathmandu, April 24: Election related activities have been prohibited from tonight as per the election code of conduct in Ilam-2 and Bajhang-1. The by-election to the member of House of Representatives is taking place in Ilam-2 and Bajhang-1 on coming Saturday. 

According to the Election Commission, election related activities are prohibited till the completion of vote count from this midnight, 48 hours before the voting day.

The EC has already made arrangement to enforce the election code of conduct in the concerned districts by carrying out surveillance of the activities in order to control possible activities against election code of conduct during this silence hour. 

 Any activities like interaction, assembly, conference, workshop, seminar in favour or against  candidates as well as seeking vote in favour of candidates through digital platform and social sites likes SMS, Facebook, Viber are restricted during this 48-hours as per the election code of conduct. 

Under-Secretary and Assistant Spokesperson at the EC, Ram Dutta Pandey, shared that the bodies concerned have been directed to inform the EC after carrying out monitoring and surveillance during the silence hour in order to hold the by-election in free, fair and impartial environment. (RSS)

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