Jhapa, the district that lies in the province number 1 is not the exception. But the matter of concern is that election candidates and political parties are found violating the local-level election code of conduct while launching the publicity campaign.
No political party or their representatives or the election candidate has taken permission for the vehicle they are using in the publicity campaign.
Election candidates including those in the race of mayoral and deputy mayoral posts from all 15 levels in the district are seen indulging in the publicity campaign being surrounded by a large number of vehicles carrying their supporters and respective party cadres brandishing party flags and promotional banners .
As per the election code of conduct, for the purpose of election campaign of any post of local level, the candidates or political parties shall only use such number and types of vehicles prescribed by the Election Commission.
District Election Office Jhapa’s Election Officer Gopal Parajuli said no election candidate/ political party has taken the permission of vehicle for the use of publicity campaign in the district.
Motorcycles, bicycles, rickshaws and taxies are being (mis)used in the election publicity campaign as the candidates/political parties have not thought it necessary to abide by the election code of conduct.
Going against the election ethnic, political parties, cadres, leaders and candidates are seen busy distributing vests, caps and T-shirt to the public to woo the voters.More, no pamphlet, shall, for the publicity of election related campaign, be pasted or written or cause to be pasted or written on to any religious, cultural archeological, historical places or any public locations including buildings, monuments, walls, roads, pillars or structure of public institutions.
Contrary to this, political parties and candidates have spoiled the beauty of appearance of such places by pasting materials related to election publicity. RSS