Code of conduct still being violated by Maoists, says Nepali Congress

April 7th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, Apr 7 (ANI): Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, the chief campaign coordinator of the Nepali Congress (NC), has said that despite last week’s pact inked by top three leaders, the incidents of violation of code of conduct have continued in Nepal.
“It is unfortunate that such incidents have continued after the understanding among three top leaders,” said Dr. Mahat told reporters.
“In last three weeks, there have been 51 incidents of attack against our cadres and leaders. Most of them were carried out by the Maoists,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Election Commission (EC) has taken initiative towards taking action against the violators of the election code of conduct by issuing circulars to the concerned offices of the election officers and the local administration.
“The EC has also sought clarification from the election offices regarding the incidents,” EC spokesperson Laxman Bhattarai said.
Latest incidents of violation of code of conduct are include the Maoist cadres compelling NC cadre Shiva Khanal in Gorkha district, reported obstruction of NC publicity campaign by the Maoists cadres in Dadeldhura, and publicity campaign by the NC candidate for Kapilvastu constituency no-1 Deep Kumar Upadhyaya by using Indian vehicles.
Likewise, the EC has sought clarification from the CPN-Maoist over the alleged threats to the UML cadres by the Maoist cadres in chitwan, Okhaldhunga, Surkhet, Lamjung, Sindhupalchowk and Rasuwa Districts.
The EC has also condemned the attack on Ramhari Thapa assigned for electoral works by the members of the Young Communist League at Chamanpur voting center in Dhading District recently. (ANI)

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