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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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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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