CEC Dr Yadav calls parties to abide by silence period



Kathmandu, May 12: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has again urged the political parties and the candidates of the local level polls to fully abide by the ethics to be followed during the silence hour. Releasing a book ‘Democratic Elections Management’ penned by Joint Attorney General Khemraj Gyawali in the capital Friday, Dr Yadav asked the political parties and the candidates to immediately stop the publicity campaign. Dr Yadav also suggested that the citizens could discourage any activities carried out against the election code of conduct. On the occasion, he added that the Election Commission has left no stone unturned to make the election free and fair. During the programme, Chairman of the Administrative Court Kashiraj Dahal said that those having faith on constitutional democracy should run the politics constitutionally realizing that constitution cannot operate on the basis of politics.

Former Chief Election Commissioner Neelkantha Uprety said that all three levels of elections should be conducted by 21 January, 2018 to conclude the peace process and give stability to constitution, republicanism and democracy. Constitutionalist Chandrakant Gyawali and writer Gyawali spoke about the book during the programme.