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CEC Yadav urges all to respect election silent period

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Election Code of Conduct, Chief Commissioner

KATHMANDU — Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has called on all political parties, candidates, voters, media and stakeholders to fully abide by the election silent period.

Speaking at a programme organised by the Reporters’ Club here today, CEC Yadav: “The election silent period is the time given for voters to exercise their conscience and to think before casting their ballot.”

He also urged all to leave voters free to choose their candidates.

Seeking support and cooperation from all bodies concerned in setting up polling centres, he said employees were really contributing a lot to make the elections successful despite geographical remoteness and adverse weather in some mountainous districts.

He urged the people to take part in the voting with patience and encourage each others for so, he said voters’ enthusiastic participation was expected in the coming elections as in the recent local level elections.

The Chief Election Commissioner took the time to direct security personnel deputed in the election to remain alert to untoward threats and ensure security to all voters, political leaders and candidates.

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Two died and eight injured in accident

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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