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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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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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