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CEC Yadav urges media to remain as watchdog



Election Code of Conduct, Chief Commissioner

KATHMANDU — Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the media to take up the responsibility of a watchdog to make the upcoming local level elections free and fair.

CEC Yadav was speaking at a workshop titled ‘Dissemination of Balanced News in the Forthcoming Local Level Election and Importance of News’, organised in the Capital by Tribhuvan University Central Department of Journalism and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Friday.

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“The Election Commission has not come across a situation of annoyance arising out of the material carried by the media in breach of the election code of conduct so far. The country has been overwhelmed with the election fervour and the media has played a laudable role in this,” CEC Yadav said.

Saying the media should disseminate balanced and objective news based on truth and fact as the date for candidacy filing was drawing closer, he informed that Commission has moved ahead far in terms of the election preparation and management.

He dubbed the local level election “historic” from the viewpoint of gender equality at the local level as per the constitution.

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Gachhadar elected from Sunsari-3



Bijaya Kumar Gachchdar. File Photo

SUNSARI — Nepali Congress candidate Bijay Kumar Gachhadar has been elected in Federal Parliament from Sunsari constituency 3 defeating CPN-UML’s Bhagwati Chaudhary by 321 votes.

With result of Sunsari-3 the results of Fisrt-Past-The-Post (FPTP) elections system votes counting is over.

Gachhadar secured 38,972 votes while Chaudhary obtained 38651 votes.

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The result of the constituency was delayed after dispute between the two candidates after a currency note and a counterfoil of the ballot were found during counting.

Chaudhary was leading the count with 29,326 votes, leading Gachhadar by just 155 votes, when the counting stalled. The dispute was finally resolved on Tuesday and vote count resumed.

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