SC seeks amicus curiae for voting rights of employees; Adopt all positive rule and process in election: CEC Yadav

Supreme CourtKathmandu / Nov 5: Supreme Court has started hearing on the writ demanding voting right for the officials and security personals deployed during the upcoming elections and has asked for the amicus curiae regarding the issue.

A joint bench of Justices Deepak Raj Joshi and Dambar Bahadur Shahi on Sunday asked for the amicus curiae from Nepal Bar Association and Supreme Court Bar Association for Monday citing the high concern over the issue. The apex court has fixed the next hearing on Monday.

Deputy Attorney General Bharat Prasad Mainali had filed the writ demanding the voting right for the officials and security personals deployed during the upcoming elections.

Adopt all positive rule and process in election: CEC Yadav

Meanwhile, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has directed the election monitors to adopt all-type of positive rule and process to make the upcoming election free, fearless and cost-effective.

Inaugurating the orientation programme launched for secretaries and joint-secretaries of the government to be deployed in the monitoring of the first-round of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled on November 26, CEC Yadav suggested them to carry out activities with determination to hold the election in a free and fearless manner as democracy is institutionalized through people’s mandate.

He also directed to take stern action against the political parties and candidates violating the election code of conduct.

CEC Yadav urged the election monitors to carry out activities in coordination and collaboration of all concerned sides to make the election a success.

The first round of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies is taking place in 32 districts on November 26. RSS

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