Security preparation complete for local level election

Posted on: March 29, 2017 | views: 221

The Ministry of Home Affairs has stated that the necessary preparations have been completed for security arrangements for the local level election slated for May 14.

Home Ministry spokesman Bal Krishna Panthi said all necessary security preparations have been made for holding the election in a free and fear-free environment.

According to him, the security plan has been already prepared for the central level while such plans are in the phase of preparation at the regional and district level.

Mr. Panthi said the Nepal Police would be mobilized in the inner formation while the Armed Police Force in the outer security formation.

Likewise, the meeting of the Security Council took a decision last week to depute the Nepal Army in the outer circle for securing the polling centre and the ballot boxes. The meeting of the Council of Ministers will take a decision regarding the additional role of the Army.

The Home Administration has the plan to mobilize 226 thousand security personnel in the election.

CEC Yadav stresses on 50% women participation in election

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has suggested fifty-percent women candidacies in the upcoming local-level election.

Speaking at an election-related orientation programme with the stakeholders concerned kicked off in Dhulikhel from today, CEC Yadav said the provision for a 33 percent women participation in the past elections remained unimplemented, adding that a guarantee of participation of women, dalits and other communities in the coming elections was the need of the hour.

 On the occasion, he was of the view of discouraging the mindset of winning the election at any cost.