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CEC Yadav warns of stern action against elections code violation

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RAJBIRAJ — Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has warned the political parties and independent candidates of taking stern action against those breaching the election code of conduct in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections slated for November 16 and December 7.

Stating that the elections officers will strictly monitor the compliance of election code during upcoming polls, CEC Yadav, speaking at an interaction organised in Rajbiraj of Saptari district on Wednesday, said: “Anyone found breaching the election code of conduct will be subject to stern action.”

During the programme attended by leaders of different political parties, CEC Yadav further said that the leaders should seriously abide by the election code of conduct.

Moreover, he said those violating the election code of conduct will be fined Rs 100,000.

CEC Yadav also directed the local administration office to take action against the teachers of government schools and campuses if they are found participating in publicity campaign of candidates.

Directing the Chief District Officer (CDO) of Saptari, he said, “CDO sir, take action against the teachers and campus chiefs by keeping them in custody if they are found participating in the publicity campaign of candidates.”

“The election body would not compromise in the election code of conduct under any pretext,” he said further adding : “I am also a Madhesi. I am proud to be a Madhesi, but I have the responsibility of nation which I have to complete at any cost.”

Claiming that the elections will be held on the schedule date, Yadav said: “Now, it is not possible to postpone the elections and should not be postponed under any pretext.”

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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