CEC Yadav insists on full respect to silent period

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, Nov 24 (RSS): Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has again called on political parties, candidates, voters, and media to fully abide by the election silent period. Speaking at a face-to-face programme organised by the Reporters’ Club today, the CEC said, “The election silent period is the time given for voters to exercise their conscience and to think before casting their ballot.” He also urged all to leave voters free to choose their candidates. Seeking support and cooperation from...

UML leader Nembang calls for prosperity

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ilam, Nov 24 (RSS): CPN (UML) leader Subash Chandra Nembang today stressed the need for giving the country prosperity by fully-enforcing the new constitution. Saying the recently built left alliance aims to lead the country to prosperity and stability, the former Speaker claimed that a great change would occur after the polls. Nembang was addressing a door-to-door election campaign in the district. “Now the country will have political stability and prosperity. Lets unite to build a beautiful Nepal by forging cordial relations...

DPM Gachchhadar says elections, benchmark betn communism and democracy

Itahari, Nov 23 (RSS): Deputy Prime Minister and Nepali Congress leader Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar who is contesting polls from Sunsari- to the House of Representatives has said that there was an option to voters either to select democracy or s communism in the country. He added that the upcoming elections were the benchmark between socialism and democracy as national politics was in such two polar. Speaking in an election programme in Duhabi in the district Thursday, leader Gachchhadar claimed that they will not let to occur communism in the country as veteran democracy fighters BP Koirala, Ganeshman...

Left alliance for prosperity: Chairman Oli

Butwal, Nov 22 (RSS): CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the left alliance was forged for the country’s prosperity, adding that the country’s development would be carried out by making a single communist party. Saying that the communist parties should unite, Oli said that a stable government should be made in the country and the steps of development would be initiated. Addressing a mass meeting organized by left alliance in Butwal on Wednesday, Oli said that relations would be maintained with the neighbours in parallel to the capacity. The former Prime Minister urged...

Radio Nepal’s voter education programme is effective: CEC Yadav

Kathmandu, Nov 22 (RSS): Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the mass communication media to disseminate objective and credible news remaining within the professional ethics and decorum to make the upcoming elections free, fair and credible. Inaugurating the three-day election reporting orientation for its reporters organized by Radio Nepal in view of the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assembly elections here today, the Chief Election Commissioner said the media has a paramount role to play in the success of the election which according to him is the...

RSS NEWS COMMENTARY: Concern over election security as nation braces for crucial poll

Kathmandu (RSS): A spate of attacks targeting the election candidates and their poll campaign over the last few days has created some misgivings about the federal and provincial elections scheduled for this November 26 and December 7. Although these sporadic incidents of IED explosions carried out by the anti-election political group are apparently done with the intention of creating a fear psychosis among the general public and dissuading the voters from participating in the election besides intimidating the candidates, this might be enough to vitiate the election itself, if not dealt with...

Vote for only those who deliver, say Jhapali voters

Jhapa, Nov 21: Prem Prasad Pokharel (Falahari), who is famous for founding the Trifala national library in Mechinagar-10, does not trust the assurances made by political parties during elections. He will be voting in constituency no. 1 of Jhapa district. Pokharel, however, said that he is yet to decide whom to vote for and would take the important decision only after getting hands on the ballot paper on election day. There are 106,000 voters in this constituency, and with no party holding influence it is hard to tell who will win. “It’s very hard to tell the probability of both...

Still no election fervour in Ghorbanda, a Kumal settlement

Palpa, Nov 21 (RSS): Election enthusiasm is gradually picking up steam across the country as the twin elections to the member of House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled for November 26 and December 7 draw closer. But there is one Kumal settlement in Palpa district where the election fervour has not yet arrived. This is the Kumal settlement at Ghorbanda in Baganaskali rural municipality. The people of this settlement are not much excited as no political party has reached their village canvassing for votes. Not even the voter educators deputed by the Election Commission have...

Two ex-ministers likely to be in tight race in Siraha-4

Lahan, Nov 20 (RSS): When the election fever has reached its climax in the country on the eve of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections going to be held in two rounds, two former ministers are likely to see a tight competition in the Siraha constituency no. 4. Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) presidium member and former minister Raj Kishor Yadav and CPN ( Maoist Center)’s leader and former Minister Ajay Shankar Nayak (candidate from the leftist alliance) are likely to be in a tough race for a seat in the House of Representatives. Both elections are taking place...

NC-led govt. must for constitution implementation: Leader Khand

Lalitpur, Nov 20 (RSS): Nepali Congress central committee member and election publicity coordinator, Bal Krishna Khand, has stressed the need of holding the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies in a peaceful manner. Addressing an election assembly organised by NC Election Publicity Chanpagaun Sub-Committee here today, leader Khand claimed that the people would make the NC a largest party in the elections and the next government would be formed under NC leadership. The election publicity coordinator Khand blamed that the left alliance has wanted instability in the country,...

Nepal Communist Party Chitwan in-charge arrested

Chitwan, Nov 20 (RSS): Police have arrested Lal Bahadur BC, the Chitwan district in-charge of the Biplav-led Nepal Communist Party. He was arrested on Sunday from Narayangadh market area. Spokesman for the District Police Office Chitwan, Deputy Superintendent Prabhu Dhakal said that BC has been arrested as a pre-emptive measure after incidents of attacks on election campaign started increasing of late in Chitwan. The Nepal Communist Party, which is opposed to the election, has started carrying out anti-election activities across the country. Before this, police have arrested two people associated...

Home work has started for making Janakpur the state capital: Nidhi

Mahendranagar, Dhanusha, Nov 20 (RSS): Nepali Congress leader Bimalendra Nidhi has said that home work has been started in his party for making Janakpur the capital of Province-2. Janakpur was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Mithila. Addressing an election campaign assembly at Janakpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nidhi said the Nepali Congress has already started lobbying at the centre for making Janakpur the province capital. Nidhi is contesting in the House of Representatives election from Dhanusha district constituency-3. He asserted that he was vigorously working to make Janakpur...

NWPP running political lectures to garner vote in its favour

Bhaktapur, Nov 19 (RSS): The Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) has been carrying out election campaigning in a different way by running a political class as compared to other political parties On the eve of the election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled for December 7, the Nepali Congress and CPN (UML) candidates have been organising door-to-door campaign, but the NWPP has been asking votes with the people through political lectures. Candidate of State Assembly ‘A’ of Bhaktapur constituency no 2 from NWPP, Sarojraj Gosain, said that they have...

Ambitious development plans form election agenda in Ramechap

Manthali, Ramechhap, Nov 19 (RSS): The candidates contesting in the November 26 election to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies from Ramechhap have promised ambitious projects and plans in their election manifestos. Accordingly, the leftist alliance has made reservoir-based projects as the major agenda for the election. The alliance has pledged to build five such projects in Khimti river corridor, seven in Likhu corridor, Tamakoshi-I, Sunkoshi-I and other small and medium hydropower projects. The target is to produce around 2000 MW of power by promoting favourable investment...

Election campaigns postponed in Chitwan-3 following Prakash Dahal’s demise

Chitwan, Nov 19 (RSS): The locals of Chitwan Constituency-3 have been saddened by the untimely demise of Prakash Dahal, son of the former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. CPN (Maoist Centre) chair Dahal is contesting for a seat to the House of Representatives from the constituency. Following the death of Prakash Dahal, all the election programmes to be launched by left alliance in the constituency for today have been postponed. Prakash Dahal was also a central committee member of the party and was the personal aide of chair Dahal. Meanwhile, Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation Bikram...

Call for making Hetauda as Province-3 capital gathers momentum ahead of polls

Hetauda, Nov 19 (RSS): The nation will be electing new members of the federal and state parliaments when it goes to the polls on November 26 and December 7. These elections are taking place as per the country’s new federal setup, and the debate has started regarding the new state capitals. Hotel Entrepreneurs Association, Makawanpur and the Narayani Transport Entrepreneurs Association, Makawanpur have joined this debate, proposing to offer free food, accommodation and transport for a certain period to the State Assembly legislators and the state government officials if Hetauda was to...

Government preparing to appoint Pradhesh Pramukh

Kathmandu, Nov 18: The Government is moving ahead with the process of appointing the pradesh pramukh or Chief of the State, as representative of the government in every State. The names for all the seven Chief of State shall be finalized soon by the Council of Ministers, given the near-coming first phase of elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies, according to Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Khagaraj Adhikari. As provided in Article 163 of the Constitution, the President shall, on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers,...

RSS NEWS COMMENTARY: Bewildered voters perturbed by deteriorating electoral atmosphere

KATHMANDU, November 18 (RSS): ‘No voters are fortunate enough than the NC faithful in Chitwan, after voting for the CPN-MC in local elections, they now have the opportunity to vote for the RPP-D.’ This was one among many statements in the social media highlighting the confusion that the voters in the country are currently facing, thanks to the unilateral decision of the leaders at the centre to forge so-called ‘alliance’ on the eve of the election to the House of Representatives and the State Assemblies slated for November 26 and December 7. In the local elections held...

Security committee meeting in province no. 1

Biratnagar, Nov 18 (RSS): A security committee meeting was held here today in order to hold the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and provincial assembly in a peaceful, fair and fearless manner. Commissioner at the Election Commission Narendra Dahal inaugurated the meeting of the province no. 1 security committee formed by the Home Ministry under the HoR and State Assembly member election 2017. Matters relating to holding the elections in a free and fair manner, experience of the past local level elections, exchange of experience from neighbouring districts, necessary support...

Parties’ election commitments: beautiful and prosperous Okhaldhunga

Okhaldhunga, Nov 18 (RSS): The election manifestoes of the Nepali Congress and left alliance have featured the lofty commitments to make Okhaldhunga a beautiful and prosperous district. NC candidate for the House of Representatives Ramhari Khatiwada, candidate for State Assembly (A) Mitrasen Dahal and candidate for State Assembly (B) Pradip Kumar Sunuwar have floated an idea to run at least a project in each ward to address the local needs within five years. Likewise, the election manifesto of the NC has also stated to operate the initiative ‘One Rural Municipality/Municipality One Park’...